My husband was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer about a 8 months before I contacted this charity. He had to quit working due to treatment and pain level. He is only 37 and we have 3 children at home. We were fortunate enough for him to get approved for disability but that is just not enough to be able to pay all of the bills and the new medical bills plus feed our family. I am so grateful for this charity. They made the application process easy and their response time is quick. I even had an issue with my mortgage company misplacing a payment that was made and they worked with me to get it corrected. I cannot say enough great things about them. This time in my life is extremely stressful and it is charity organizations like this that bring a little bright light into our life.
I am a 52 year old father of 3 that was diagnosed with stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer. NPCF paid our mortgage for December 2016 and I am hoping they will pay for 6 months. I can't work due to meds and chemo, and this has been a great help for me. I am very grateful for the help they have given me.
I, Angela Gilchrist, have been diagnosed of pancreas cancer since 2014. I'm still fighting, I keep the faith because without that i wouldn't make it. I met all requirements and they blessed me too pay my bills so I would like to say thanks to the NPCF Foundation, it was a true blessing.
Don't throw your money away. Check how they spend their money (see their 990 IRS forms for free at charitynavigator.com.) Out of $317,000 they gave only $10,000 to research. The director supports herself with this foundation.
Review this charity's financials before donating. Most of the funds go to support the director's lifestyle, trips, car, and computer. This is a misleading foundation. Beware!!
I was diagnosed with PNETS, pancreatic cancer November of 2012 in an emergency room after becoming jaundice. I was immediately sent to palliative care and the insinuation was I had but days to live. My head was spinning. Other than being jaundice I felt fine. What a rollercoaster it has been. One of the best physicians and oncological surgeons right in my own backyard performed a 13 hour Whipple procedure and saved my life. Cancer has since metastasized but due to different combinations of chemotherapy I have had a. wonderful quality of life for over 3 .years. I recently moved to New Hampshire and am planning activities galore. NPCF has provided fantastic information and inspiration and emergency funding when times were most difficult. NPCF is a part of the quality of life my Doctors promised in the beginning. Thank you
This foundation has been a life saver! The foundations' ability to offer financial assistance to our family, allowing me to work reduced hours and be with my husband for his treatments, is the nicest thing to be a part of. Words can not describe the thankfulness I have. Even though maintaining some normalcy and trying to continue working are important, I have discovered that there is nothing more precious than time. I will never get back the time I am unable to spend with my husband, and have realized life is too short to miss these moments. Thanks again to an amazing organization!
My friend was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer at 33 years old. He is the sole provider for his wife and 2 young children. As if it isn't devastating enough to get this diagnosis, but also factor in that he can no longer financially support his family. I have seen the physical and emotional pain he has been going through during this battle. As I searched and searched for resources for him and his family to just help them get by, provide a little relief, I kept hitting dead ends. Until I found the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation. The kindness and support they have shown is beyond remarkable. They have been true angels! If there were more foundations like this, with the genuinely kind people running it - this world would be a much better place! I cannot say enough wonderful things about them.
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I can't say enough good things about this foundation. I was so lucky that I found them, as I was on the verge of loosing our home and everything that we worked for all our life. It is so comforting to know that there are people out there that help out this great cause. I am so grateful, words just can even describe. My most sincere thanks to the NPCF.
I got pancreatic cancer in July of 2014. As my cancer progressed and I went through chemo, I found that the co$t of co-pays for medications; for surgeries; for biopsies; and everything in general were exorbitant. I found myself pushed into poverty, and I became desperate for financial help.
Right then I found the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation! I couldn't believe that an organization existed, for ANY illness, much less pancreatic cancer, that would do so very much to help sufferers of this horrid disease - and just when I needed it most!
The Foundation, and Rhonda in particular, have always been very fair and absolutely prompt in responding to all of my requests and needs. Rhonda has gone out of her way to assist me on a number of occasions, for instance, in getting a payment out to a creditor on a schedule so that it is not late. I have received help in paying my rent in full for 6 months; and also gas and electric bills, and my phone bill.
It has been not just a pleasure but a delight to have the NPCF in my life. They have helped me more than I could ever imagine. And the impact of this help has significantly lowered my stress, fear, and worry level; enabling me to focus on healing, doing the many things that I had to do, to address pancreatic cancer.
The NPCF is one GREAT foundation! I will remember them and be grateful to them for the rest of my life. Truly, I give them the highest recommendation that a foundation of this kind can ever receive!
Thank you, NPCF!!