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Causes: Human Services

Mission: New Day, a leader in the cancer support community, is dedicated to creating a world where no family faces the financial and emotional burden of cancer alone.

Results: In partnership with hospitals/cancer centers in Michigan that apply for assistance on behalf of cancer patients in active treatment, New Day customizes a financial treatment plan to help families alleviate financial toxicity, a harmful side effect that creates significant barriers to treatment and healing. Over the past decade, New Day has assisted over 1200 cancer patients and impacted the lives of over 3500 individuals, including 2000 children.

Target demographics: Cancer patients and their families (with dependent children living in the home)

Direct beneficiaries per year: More than 300 families or over 1200 parents and children affected by cancer

Geographic areas served: Michigan

Programs: Financial assistance, emotional support, grocery shopping and delivery, financial planning and care packs

Community Stories

100 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was diagnosed with breast cancer 3 weeks after my twin sister passed away suddenly from cardiac arrest. The past year has been very difficult for my family. My husband and I reached out to New Day Foundation for financial assistance as I am the primary breadwinner for our family. Struggling with the grief of loosing my sister and a cancer diagnosis at age 42 has made working full time a challenge. Cheryl was so compassionate when we spoke and presented our case and told our story. Cancer effects each person differently but for each it is a mountain to climb. The financial help that New Day provided came at a time when we most needed it. Ten months of treatment and shortened work hours had taken their toll on our financial situation. New Day provides not only monetary help but HOPE in some of the darkest times. -Christine Forster

Client Served

Rating: 5

New day has helped my family more then I can even write in this review. After being diagnosed at the age of 31 with stage 4 colon cancer I was struggling to work go through treatment and make memories with my at the time 3 year old son. He is now 6 and after losing my job new day has taken so much stress off my shoulders to be able to enjoy and make memories with my son. I cannot thank them enough for everything they have done.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2021 during the height of the pandemic with limited access to medical care was truly scary. I was blessed with an excellent Oncology specialist group that took me from chemo to surgery to radiation and now maintenance chemotherapy. Needless to say my diagnosis put a financial string on my household with Social Security as our basic means of income. Our savings were exhausted due to medical expenses and medication. I was referred to this wonderful organization by my Oncology Social work. The care act of volunteers who would shop for groceries and deliver them to my home helped to elevate the need to choose between paying for food or my mediation. Thank you for all of your love and concern it will never be forgotten.

Client Served

Rating: 5

New Day Foundation was such a blessing to me. My nurse navagator approached them and my application was made. Within a few days I received a coupon for WalMart. It was such a relief to receive this for food and essentials. A month ago we had another hit with my husband being diagnosed with Lymphoma. Stage 4. Cancer has hit our family extremely hard and I am just so glad I had a place to turn to. My own county doesn't help cancer patients like this. Thank you again and God Bless you all.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer November of 2020. I was already a struggling single mom but the diagnosis completely turned our lives upside down. We moved from Ohio back to my home state of Michigan and then suddenly found ourselves homeless unable to find a safe place that accepted section 8 without a long waitlist. We were homeless for three long months. Living off of SSI and a prayer. New day helped us so much and have always been caring and so supportive. I was able to finally find a nice little place and new day paid for the security deposit and first months rent so we could finally move in to our own place! It was nearly $2000! I wouldn't have been able to pay it without them. They are a godsend! Such a beautiful organization. I can't thank them enough for all the did for me and so many others !

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering for the New Day grocery program shortly after the pandemic began. I am a cancer survivor myself. I am familiar with the difficulties that come along with going through treatment and trying to still live your best life. The pandemic made it that much more difficult for everyone. I am proud to support New Day!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I truly enjoy my time volunteering with New Day Foundation. Cancer impacts so many families and I am thankful for the opportunity to support families in our community as they battle this terrible disease. I grocery shop for families so they can stay safe as the pandemic continues to impact our daily lives. Every family I’ve met has been kind, open, and very appreciative of the support. I’m very happy I took the step to volunteer with New Day Foundation!

Gabrielle E.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with the New Day Foundation for Families for over a year and have seen the impact their work has on the families they serve. Their work relieves financial stress and keeps families safe in these times of COVID by keeping them from needing to spend time grocery shopping.

Carmen Saleh F.

Donor

Rating: 5

This organization operates from the heart by helping cancer patients and their families in so many ways. Whether it is financial support, grocery shopping, mental health assistance or simply a support group, New Day is a lifesaver to so many.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Outstanding character and integrity.
Truly passionate people helping and loving others. Faith, hope and love at its finest

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They do great things for those in need due to circumstances related to cancer. It is invaluable. I am proud to help grocery shop and deliver. Recipients are so grateful!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure of volunteering for this nonprofit. During Covid pandemic I have delivered groceries for cancer patients. The recipients of this agency have expressed deep gratitude for the assistance this organization has provided during their difficult cancer journey. As a volunteer, this organization is run efficiently and is definitely filling a tremendous need for cancer patients.

Amber D.10

Client Served

Rating: 5

New Day foundation completely blew us out of the water with their generosity and compassion for our family. Jenny sincerely felt like someone I have known forever when I talked to her on the phone the very first time. Knowing that the counselors have experience in their own families with cancer helps you connect on a totally different level than someone that has never experienced cancer. We are forever grateful for the assistance they have provided emotionally and financially. I told everybody I knew through cancer about this foundation! I pray that others pursue The New Foundation ASAP Thank you again For enriching our lives during a very difficult time.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

There is no greater sense of purpose than helping those in need. In my experience, I have volunteered my time for quite a number of years helping the team at New Day Foundation For Families. New Day assists families in active cancer treatment struggling with the financial and emotional devastations a cancer diagnosis can bring. One role I have absolutely loved since Covid ravaged our nation is to do grocery shopping for families in the program to help keep them safe from exposure in the grocery stores. New Day is top notch in my book and I am grateful to be part of such an amazing organization.

Client Served

Rating: 5

August 1, 2021. My family will never forget this date, as its the day we found out my husband had stage 4 lung cancer. It had already spread to his brain. As the main support of our family we all seemed to crumble under this news.
He could no longer work and although I tried to work at first, But as we worked at the same place we spent all our time together. I just could not keep leaving him to go through this without me. We did not know how we would manage to handle the mental , physical and financial strain we would be going through.
A social worker at the hospital helped us to contact New Day Foundation. After turning in the paperwork amid tests and appointments we received a call from Cheryl with some questions. My husband had just been admitted into the hospital again and I was not handling it very well. Cheryl listened to my story with so much caring that I truly felt that we were not going through this alone.
We received so much financial and emotional help from New Day that we feel better able to continue the battle ahead. Thank you so much Cheryl and New Day Foundation.

Client Served

Rating: 5

After being diagnosed with stage 4 NSCLC I continued treatment and just lived my life as is with my wife and mentally handicapped daughter. All was good until our older daughter with her five kids need a home and mine was it.
We pinched every penny all the while continuing treatments and keeping care of our granddaughters while my daughter and wife worked until we could finally afford a down payment and a home. We got it, but in the process we also depleted our resources to a week to week situation with not much room to move.
I had heard of New Day Foundation before my daughter and granddaughters needed a home and always figured others were in more need than I was when it comes to things such as a foundation. But, after depleting what we had and playing the hope we get an extra check this month mentality game I decided to break down and apply for a little assistance to help me breathe a little.
Wow, Miss Cheryl Warsler was THE best and most understanding advocate we could have spoken to. She explained the New Day Foundation‘s mission and how they worked. I had to admit I had interest a plenty after our conversation ended. She put hope in me that I actually could catch up and breathe again for the long term, I just needed a boost, which New Day Foundation definitely provided.
Shortly after our phone call Miss Cheryl had accomplished everything she said she thought she could to give us that boost. In her approximate words as I remember, dealing with the cancer, treatments and all that comes with it the last thing people need is the added stress of a utility being behind, or possibly in a shutoff situation. That’s an approximate quote mind you, but I’m pretty accurate. Anyway, New Day Foundation and Miss Cheryl Warsler help my family and I more than I ever thought possible.
She helped with everything from help for a utility bill that allows me to take a break and put that money up for later bill use. We also received a box that definitely helps every single person in the house in some way and there are nine of us total, including two dogs that they didn’t even forget about. The list goes on and I’m sure every case is different, but if anyone would like assistance, or the chance at getting assistance. New Day Foundation and Miss Cheryl can and will take care of you and your family also.
Please don’t be too proud, don’t think badly about doing this application. This can truly change a person’s situation for a period of time.
I hadn’t even mentioned the extra gift cards from Meijer that bought Christmas for all five granddaughters and put some food in the house for those same girls. They are truly amazing and you do not have to be desolate to receive some sort of help to make life a bit more tolerable. Please apply, I can’t make you, but I tried to persuade you.
Wonderful people doing a wonderful thing for people that took a hit. Talk to them and relieve yourself, breathe and relax. Peace and leave a note about you please.

Client Served

Rating: 5

New Day Foundation Help me and my family during this Time of need new day foundation help me so much when my own Family turned they back on me and my Kids during this time I don’t know what I would’ve done without them New DAY I THANK YOU FROM YHE BOTTOM OF MY HEART Battling stage 3 triple negative breast cancer Wasn’t no cake walk but I did it while pregnant with this beautiful baby in the picture she went through chemotherapy and Everything with me plus I had 3 Other kids at home I ain’t give up because of god and NEW DAY FOUNDATION

Jonny Imerman     CLOZTALK    ImermanAngels

Volunteer

Rating: 5

GREAT mission, GREAT team! the CLOZTALK team is honored to call this org a partner & promote its good work!

CLOZTALK team
>> Jonny Imerman, co-founder

Client Served

Rating: 5

I’m incredibly grateful for the help received by the New Life Foundation. I felt like an angel of mercy helped us and truly listened. I was diagnosed in July of 2020 with stage 4 terminal melanoma. I was literally riddled with cancer every where. I am a single mom of a young teenager. For several months I was suddenly bed ridden and struggling. My parents who are in their 80’s stepped in to help us. We didn’t know there was help like this available. After 6 months I was a medical miracle after I was not expected to live. I’m not out of the darkness yet but I’m so happy I was able to drive and come back to my house. Everything was packed into boxes my car stopped working and the house was in great disrepair. Basically the financial struggle was tough and wiped my finances besides putting your life back to where it was before. We will never forget how the New Life Foundation helped and touched our life when we needed it the most in so many ways. Thank you all! ♥️

1 Andrea B.12

Client Served

Rating: 5

When our daughter was diagnosed with cancer, our lives were turned upsidedown. Over the first few months, I had several friends reach out to ask, "Have you heard of New Day Foundation?", which I had not. Since so many people were urging me to contact them, I gave them a call and was so glad that I did. Right away, New Day assured me that they would be with our family every step of the way. We had so much fear, uncertainty, and anxiety at that time. New Day's experience in helping families going through cancer allowed them to counsel and advise us, and offer support that at the time, we didn't even know was available to us.

Client Served

Rating: 5

New Day is truly awesome, I was introduced to them from my social worker when I was diagnosed with cancer for the 2nd time in 3 yrs at 47 years old. Thanks to their generosity I have been able to reach 100 lbs for the first time in 3 years. They made it possible for my child to have a birthday and Christmas! We were truly blessed by them, glad I’ve found a New cancer center that cares, never heard of this foundation the first time I was diagnosed. They are a god sent!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are simply overwhelmed with amazement and joy. Working with Mrs. Wrastly brought contentment to the process. It was as if she was doing whatever she could to ensure that our family would be assisted in some regard. No promises, just assurance. On behalf of our family, THANK YOU for easing what could have been a burden. Your graciousness, thoughtfulness will never be forgotten. New Day is a God Sent!! No one wants to be in a position of dealing with the horrific diagnosis of cancer, and the reality that the second source of income has been altered significantly. Many questions inculcated on my mind but to our surprise, New Day showed up and blessed our family. We are still praising God for their generosity. We look forward to being able to help families in the future through our donations to NEW DAY.

Nita B.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

New Day Fountains has really help me alot I'm a Breast Cancer Patient and with Covid in the World today it is hard So they have help me get groceries paid my bills I Thank God Everyday For Their Services

Client Served

Rating: 5

New Day Foundation did exactly what is name is. It gave me a new outlook that I wouldn't have had without their support! They relieved burdens that could have effected my life, but the chance didn't happen. I thank you New Day for your spot in this time of my life

Client Served

Rating: 5

Kortez broom is going Thur leukemia cancer treatments @the age of 14 months.Im a single mom of 3 kids,it's been tough going Thur this doing a pandemic crisis.I wouldn't wish this on anyone.But with the help of newday foundation the first 3 treatment has been a little relief for me . thank you newday foundation for your help to the broom family.we have 3 more treatments to go wish as luck.thank you again
Sharon Broom Kortez broom mom

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am excited to share the love and kindness I and my family have received through New Day Foundation.
I was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer is August 2014, but through my faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, I had a strong resolve to beat this cancer. In summer of 2019, my health declined that I was no longer able to work. And to make matters worse, the COVID-19 pandemic lead to my husband loosing his job. We were in a real financial crisis when a social worker at the Henry Ford Hospital introduced us to New Day Foundation.
New Day Foundation supported us financially by paying months of house rent and also several weeks of grocery supplies.
Chrissie Jostock from New Day Foundation has been working with us and she is so wonderful. We appreciate New Day Foundation and everyone that contributes to keep this great organization going, you have far exceeded our expectation. May God bless you all!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

New Day Foundation has been a God send to me during my battle with Cancer. They helped me with my monthly bills that I was behind on. Also, they helped me with the cost of fixing my car.

However, I believe the best part of New Day Foundation is my Financial Navigator named Cheryl Warstler. She is a delight to work with and has a deep passion for her job!! Thank you for every thing!!

2 Kathryn Catania B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My story is on the “volunteer” side. We have supported New Day Foundation financially since it’s inception. Recently we were given the opportunity to deliver groceries to clients’ homes during the time of Covid 19 restrictions. It’s one of those cases where we got as much out of giving as the recipient did!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE everything about this organization!! I personally cannot imagine volunteering my time anywhere else!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My experience with New Day foundation has been very positive. I have been blessed to be able to serve others in need of help in such difficult times. New day foundation makes the process easy and they are very prompt at responding and getting information to you as needed. They are a wonderful service to our community.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing organization serving families in concrete, direct ways with immediate, impactful benefits during the time they are least able to care for themselves.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer for New Day by grocery shopping and making food deliveries for individuals/families battling cancer. Especially during the pandemic, it’s a service that’s vitally important, and I’m honored to be able to help. New Day makes it easy to select assignments, and payment/reimbursement is prompt and simple. All the necessary info is provided to be able to make arrangements with the clients to meet their needs while integrating with my schedule. Most importantly, the clients are so very grateful. I highly recommend New Day!!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

New Day Foundation for Families is the support that is given to families and individuals beyond health care. They give support and ease worry so that these people can concentrate on their utmost priority--getting back to healthy lives. I applaud their mission and am thankful for the thoughtful time, energy and money they contribute to this worthy cause.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This foundation is focused on families that have been touched by cancer. As an oncology social worker in Grand Rapids, Michigan, I have turned to New Day Foundation for Families time and again when I am working with a family with children under 18. I primarily work with adult parents who are unable to work at the level they once did due to cancer and are struggling to make their rent/house payment as well as utilities and even to get their kids new shoes as they grow. Cheryl Warstler is the person I work closely with and she provides both a compassionate review of the materials sent in by the patient as well as a skilled financial navigator who offers to assist the patients with adjusting, financially, to the new normal that cancer ushers in. She has spoken directly to some of the patients who needed some extra direction and has trained me in how to best portray my patients' situations. This nonprofit is making a huge difference in the lives of oncology patients in West Michigan.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am very grateful for the help I have received. I am very thankful that I was able to get help. It definitely made my life a lil easier. Fighting stage 4 colon cancer is hard especially if your a single mom of two kids. Having bills really did not help the situation. I was able to have a sense of hope now. I don't feel like I'm drowning. Such a blessing to have had their assistance. With love Nadine

1 Eudora W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

New Day Helped me in a couple ways that made a great impact on my household. While going through chemo, I usually either eat leftovers or try to cook meals to last at least 4 days. New day blessed me with not only buying me a week’s worth of groceries but also having a wholesome dinner from a restaurant of my choice, delivered straight to my doorstep. What a true blessing and it was right on time. I will never forget New Day. ~Eudora Ward~

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer at the age of 32 with 4 small children. I was on short term disability from my job not making very much and bills piling up due to Covid-19 and limited income. My doctors office recommended New Day and sent over the application. With in about a week between me filling it out and sending it in they contacted me, asked me a few questions so they could make their final decision. I received a call a few days later stating everything they were paying. And a few days later payments were sent out. I also received a list of other non profits that could help me. I am so thankful for them!!!

Mariana S.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a single mom with 2 kids. My now 7 yr old son was diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma. We have daily struggles and adding on the medial aspect of this battle was even more stressful. Thanks to New Day and the amazing support we have been able to keep our heads above water. I have created beautiful and selfless new friends. I cant wait to be able to give back and help New Day help a new family. Thank you Gina and New Day for being there for Stephen and us.

Jen B.9

Client Served

Rating: 5

Everyone involved with A New Day was absolutely a God send!! My battle with a recurrence of stage 4 breast cancer has been long these past 3 years. Being unable to work outside the home as a teacher any longer has taken such a toll on my heart. A toll just as great as the financial implications caused by becoming a single income family.

We are a young family. My husband and I are both just 41, and both have lost our own mothers to cancer in the last 15 years as well. So we have lost very pivotal help in raising our 2 sons; aged 15 and 12.

When we were matched with a New Day sponsor family for Christmas it was so amazing to experience!! My kids had one of the best Christmases of their lives! They were spoiled with experience gifts; things we could do together as a family - Pistons and UM basketball games; as well as athletic gifts to cover their needs for their own upcoming basketball seasons.

In addition, we received help with our mortgage payments for 2 months. Which again around Christmastime was especially a blessing!!

Can’t say enough about the help we received and how grateful we are to Cheryl and our new day sponsor family.

Thank you so much New Day!

With love,
The Brush Family

Client Served

Rating: 5

Towards the end of 2019, our family of three was hit with the diagnosis of cancer for my husband, and father of our almost-two-year-old. After a surgery and several months of chemotherapy, we were lucky enough to receive the good news of clear scans. We wouldn't have made it through those hard months without the help that New Day offered us. With my husband unable to working during treatment, we lost his income and on top of facing the stresses of his condition, we were burdened with financial stress. New Day lifted that weight off of our shoulders, allowing us to focus on staying positive and on getting through the harsh treatment. We are so thankful for the help we received, and are glad to know there are people out there doing good for families who must face this most difficult of challenges. Our prayers and hearts are with everyone who have gone through this, and are still going through it.
- The Horta Family

Lynnette Hibbs S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

New Day was there for my family while I was fighting breast cancer. I asked for the most basic of help but New Day stepped up and gave us so much more. Without their help I do not know how I would have come out from under the mountain of bills I was unable to pay while I could not work. They even made me the cutest throw blanket that I will always cherish.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Kenyetta and on March 25, 2019, I was diagnosed with an aggressive form of non-Hodgkins lymphoma. My oncologist explained that chemo needed to be started immediately.

Many questions ran across my mind. How could I have cancer? I was only 39yrs old! What about my daughter? She was only seven! I was her primary caregiver. Can I afford the treatments? What about work?

Unfortunately I had to stop working and take a LOA due to the side effects of chemo. This experience has been draining physically, mentally and financially. Who knew nine months later I would still be fighting this horrible disease.

After many sleepless nights were spent worried about how I was going to pay bills and buy groceries, I finally reached out for help. The social worker told me about New Day Foundation and helped me submit an application.

New Day Foundation was going to help with rent and COBRA premium payments. I only had $0.38 in my bank account when Chrissie called to tell me the good news. Because of their generosity, I am now able to focus on my health without worrying about how I’m going to feed my daughter. I hope once this is all over I will be able to assist another patient in a similar way.

God Bless New Day Foundation, Donors, and Volunteers!

Forever grateful,
Kenyetta

Client Served

Rating: 5

I’m Kristina Dalton-Easter, wife, mother of three and grandmother of one. I was diagnosed with stage 0 breast cancer in 2013. After treatment, I had been cancer free for six years. Unfortunately, in June of this year, I was again diagnosed with breast cancer. Devastated would be an understatement. Both my parents succumbed to cancer. So a second diagnosis was not something I was prepared to hear. I was very concerned for my 13 year old daughter. She needs her mom and I so want to be there for all her milestones.
The social worker at Beaumont assisted with my application and I was contacted by Cheryl. She had a beautiful spirit. Not only did I receive financial assistance, Cheryl arranged for a plumber to handle two issues we were having. We would not have been able to make it through these last few months without the New Day Foundation for Families.
After one of my treatments, I was having a very hard time due to the side effects. I thought about how I wished I had my security blanket I had as a little girl. My blanket always made me feel better. A few days later, I received something that truly means more than I could ever explain. A box arrived containing a book for my daughter and me. The box also contained a purple (my favorite color) prayer shawl. It was “handmade with love” and I feel the love. There was also a small lavender piece with a note indicating I could carry the smaller piece with me when unable to carry the shawl. I had cut a piece of my blanket to carry with me. I do keep it with me daily for comfort.
Words cannot express my appreciation for the comfort and support I have received from the New Day Foundation. I still have a long way to go; however, I am counting on my faith to get me through this journey.
Thank you so much.

Cathy W.4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

After having been diagnosed and treated for Hodgkin's Lymphoma in my twenties, I had been in remission almost 21 years to the year when I was diagnosed with icd breast cancer stage 3 triple negative. I have 3 young children ages 4, 5, and 9. New Day head barn instrumental in giving us piece of mind in these very scary times. I can never thank then enough!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

New Day is a great foundation that helped me with some funds to help get me out of a rut that I and my children were in. I could t thank them enough for lifting a ton of stress off of me during these hard times with dealing with breast cancer. I was diagnosed 14 months ago and ha w went through chemo, radiation, surgery, radiation and chemo again. I am so grateful for organizations like New Day who are there to help us out. Once again I thank them So much for the help and support.

Liz Harper R.

Advisor

Rating: 5

I don't remember exactly when I learned about New Day but I do remember the day that God guided me to meet Gina and see how I could be a part of New Day. I have had family members touched by cancer and saw first-hand how devastating a cancer diagnosis can be emotionally and financially. I felt drawn to be a part of the solution to the financial crisis many feel during cancer treatment.

For the last three years I have seen first-hand the amazing work New Day can do. To see the smiles and deep gratitude from a single mom with months to live give her daughter an amazing Christmas, to smile through tears, and to know that you are the hands and feet of Jesus on earth is such a good feeling.

New Day is special; their work is special and so are the people-not just the team that runs New Day but our supporters, volunteers and those we serve. Everyone has a story to tell. So great to have a place to do it! The stories on this page have been uplifting to me on a dreary day.

nancybenedettini

Donor

Rating: 5

I first heard about New Day Foundation for Families through a friend. I quickly became a donor, then a volunteer, and now I've been blessed to become part of the New Day team. This nonprofit is amazing, always putting families struck by cancer as their number one priority. Financial assistance, emotional support, financial guidance, any or all of these programs are available to Michigan families who have been handed a cancer diagnosis. New Day serves with care and concern during the most difficult time a family could face.

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Donor

Rating: 5

We are part of an organization which gives collective donations to local charities and families in extreme need. We learned about New Day Foundation for Families and knew we needed to help them. New Day helps families in their hardest times as they battle with cancer. Through their assistance, the financial burdens can be eased so the family can have some peace to focus on recovery and healing. New Day is a blessing to families facing cancer.

Felix Ruthann C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

With my husband being an employee for 6 months due to pancreatic cancer we found New Day Foundation. And while there are many other great charities New Day really came in and saved us. I'm astounded with the amount of help that they were able to provide our family to help with some relief and comfort during this time. It's tiring enough to think about a loved one with cancer but to have to think about how bills are going to get paid is difficult. The entire process was easy and efficient and we always felt cared for.

Client Served

Rating: 5

When I was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer at age 32, New Day foundation made it possible for my family of 5 to stay in our home and on our own feet. Cheryl was my guardian angel. I cannot say thank you enough!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We worked with Cheryl from newday. She’s was amazing. Talked to her for about 45 min over the phone and sent in various bills for new day to look at. We were awarded gift cards and having our mortgage paid for in full for 2 months. Cheryl made the process very easy and my family cannot thank her and new day enough.

Nicole Monge C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I applied to New Day Foundation For Families and received some much needed help from them for me and my family. Being diagnosed with breast cancer was the worst news I think I could ever hear. I am a stay at home mom and take care of my 2 year old toddler, and having my energy zapped from treatment, and the financial burdens that came along with cancer, it really brightened some very cloudy days when New Day Foundation was able to help us out.
Cheryl called me personally and listened to my story and everything I have been through so far in this battle. She wanted to be able to present my case to the team to get us some financial help. And I’ve yet to run into another foundation that I have applied to, that goes above and beyond like New Day does. They even sent me a care package in the mail which included learning books for my toddler. I can’t say enough good things about this foundation and the people running it.

Client Served

Rating: 5

When I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in May of this year, I was overwhelmed. My wife had lost her job recently and I had been a stay at home dad that took care of our kids. Money was running out and we weren't sure how we would pay our bills. My wife had a stressful time looking for a new job, while trying to visit me in the hospital as much as she could and keep track of all of my medications. New Day helped pay several of our bills, which took a load of stress off of the family, and let us spend more time together without being under constant financial worry. It is nice to know that there is such a great organization such as New Day that came to the rescue exactly when we needed it and so quickly too. My story has not finished. It has just began. There are more chemo treatments to go through yet, but knowing that there are agencies out there willing to help is a great relief to our minds.

Thank you New Day Foundation!

Charles

Client Served

Rating: 5

New Day Foundation has given me and my family a huge boost, both emotionally and financially, during a very difficult chapter in our lives. I was diagnosed in the spring with breast cancer. I'm 34 years old, and my husband and I have two boys. We are fortunate to have great insurance, but I have had to stop working while receiving treatment. Even with paid sick leave through one of my roles, our income has decreased significantly while our bills have continued to come in. New Day stepped in and provided us with generous financial support to ease the burden. We are so thankful for New Day and the wonderful people who work there and support this important nonprofit!

1 Andrew M.6

Client Served

Rating: 5

Where do I even begin how could I even explain how much this non profit means to me I guess I’ll start off by saying my name is Andrew McNett I was born Jan 5th 1990 at the age of 26 I was told I had stage 4 colon rectal cancer I was told they would do what they could but it was very bad very big and very scary to a young man my age as I’m sure you could imagine I had just had my first child my fiancé and me were talking about our wedding and our first home then I got the horrible news that changed my life forever my health team at henry ford medical immediately started their plan for me I was quickly put into chemo and radiation heavily impacting my body making it impossible to work and the doctors said I couldn’t be in my profession anymore because it could affect my already low immune system I was scared not for the cancer but for my baby girl whom had just entered this world I wanted nothing but to be a good dad and to live to see her grow up none of which would have been possible with out the new day foundation they helped keep my family in our home and made sure the only worries I had to face was raising my baby girl I truthfully believe had it not been for this foundation and the amazing things they did for me and my family not only helping with bills but emotional support I would be dead I’m happy to say now after many surgerys I’m a health happy man with a loving family and beautiful daughter I kicked cancers ass and I owe it to new day I love each and everyone of you who work there I mean that from the bottom of my heart I wish I could do more then just write this stupid review

With love , The McNett’s

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you New Day for Families and their donors for the incredible help since my diagnosis. You have been there for us more than we could have imagined when few other foundations wouldn't even accept our applications. My husband and I are both urban public school teachers and were financially disqualified for most cancer assistance. While we made a "middle- class" living prior to diagnosis, that changed with me on disability. Because of my rare Synovial Sarcoma diagnosis, we also didn't qualify for the many assistance programs geared toward more common cancer types.

Also, because of the rarity of my cancer, we have to travel to MD Anderson in Houston every 2-3 months for treatment with a specialist- which has been an incredible financial burden. With your bill assistance program and referral to a refinancing company, we have been able to keep up on this travel. The picture here is from last week. This is our second daughter graduating from high school a week after we were in Houston for my lung ablation surgery. We are all doing well and looking forward to a relaxing summer.
So appreciative, Amy Topp

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Client Served

Rating: 5

As a single mother and sole provider of my two teens, getting a cancer diagnosis was devastating on several levels. While the diagnosis itself is the biggest concern, financial stress is a pretty close second. My whole life seemed to fall apart the year I went through treatment—literally, almost every major appliance and my car all either needed major repair or replacement (and then my basement flooded. Dry basement since 1947!). So not only was my income reduced, but my expenses were suddenly shooting through the roof. I was putting everything on my credit card and fretting about how on earth I’d be able to ever pay it off. What New Day did for me really did help me heal—this cannot be overstated. The burden they took from me gave me room to breathe and focus more on myself. I will never be able to thank them enough or say their name without tears in my eyes. Thank you and God bless you, New Day founders.

Donor

Rating: 5

New Day Foundation for Families is the type of organization that makes it easy to say "yes" - whether it be the giving of time, talent or money. New Day's programs are creative and full of life; its mission is clear and hyper-focused; its ties to the community are evident in everything it does. New Day is a nonprofit to watch and learn from.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

New Day is nothing but real. Real people identifying real need and selflessly helping!
I encourage any family facing a cancer diagnosis to contact them and anyone looking to help this community, to get involved supporting this organization.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

New Day Foundation is amazing and such a valuable resource for families impacted by cancer. As an oncology social worker, I refer patients from our clinic that are experiencing significant financial distress from the cost of treatment. I recently worked with a young woman with several small children newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Her husband's small business had not done well the previous year, and he had recently started an additional job to attempt to catch up on bills and make ends meet. When my patient was diagnosed with cancer and facing thousands of dollars in bills for her chemotherapy, she came to me in tears wondering how her family would survive this. It is such a relief to be able to refer to New Day to help families like this. They were able to provide assistance with housing and food costs to allow this family to catch up and see much brighter days ahead! New Day goes above and beyond for the families and community they serve!

Donor

Rating: 5

Attended an amazing fundraiser for this organization. Very heartfelt, professionally done and what a great cause all created by a loving, over the top courageous family!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I met Gina approximately five years ago. She met me at Panera Bread to just talk. She is a friend of my niece and had never met me before. I was dealing with the death of my husband from a form of cancer called Leiomyosarcoma, turns out it was the same cancer her husband passed from. She took time out from her crazy schedule to support me. And I will continue to support her and New Day Foundation. I will never forget her act of kindness that day...

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi, I'm Margo and I'm very excited to tell everyone how blessed I am to have been put in touch with New Day. The kindness and help they gave us sincerely changed my life and let me explain why. In 2010, I was stopped at a stop sign and severely rear-ended, he hit me so hard, he bounced off and hit me again. This resulted in a broken neck, torn rotator cuff, and deranged knee. The spinal fusion, in 2- 2011 fused 3-7, with cadaver bones, bone matrix putty, 2 plates and 6 screws. I was required to be off work for 5 months and to wait a full year before the shoulder surgery, 4-2012 which resulted in another 8 weeks off work. Then came the knee replacement surgery 2013 and another 12 weeks off work. I own a salon & spa and was required to use savings to keep it going. During the knee recovery, my white blood cell count elevated drastically, after many tests it was determined I had agammaglobulinemia, CLL/SLL stage 4. My ENT removed 7 tumors from my neck. My oncologist immediately started chemo and IVIG infusions. Between my 3rd & 4th chemo treatment, in 2015 they discovered I had claudication in my legs, 90% blockage in my left and 95% in the right. The next week I had an abdominal aortic bypass, put in a coma for 4 days for healing and pain and intensive care for a week, another 5 months off work and a significant loss of clientele. We didn't know we could get help and during one of my IVIG infusions the social worker came to talk and I really broke down because by this time our credit cards were at their max. I knew we would lose everything very soon and we are raising our grandson who would be devasted having to move as we were the only stability in his life. I was ready to stop all treatment because I couldn't live with the burden that my illness was causing my family. New Day acted upon my application so fast and more important, with so much kindness and understanding, that I was truly overwhelmed. I cried so hard during our phone call she had a hard time understanding me, I had to put my husband on the phone. New Day truly saved my life, along with my wonderful doctors and God Himself leading the way. New Day will always have my undying gratitude, respect, love, and support. Thanks, with all my heart, to all the wonderful donors, volunteers and New Day Foundation For Families. I hope you know how special you all are! With Love and Gratitude, Margo Kramar

Heather L.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

New Day is incredibly focused on relieving the financial toxicity of cancer for its' families. Gina and her Team work with a passion and dedication that is not only admirable but also effective in allowing families to focus on getting healthy with less financial pressures. Which has been proven to lead to better outcomes for the patient.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

On Sunday, January 7, 2018, Dirk Hollebeek was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia with the FLT3 mutation--when all the weeks of Christmas break, he thought he was fighting a nasty case of the flu. What followed for Dirk, his wife Stacey and their three children, has been a path into induction chemotherapy, remission, consolidated chemotherapy, conditioning chemotherapy and an allogeneic bone marrow transplant on April 11, 2018. Dirk is currently at home actively participating in his recovery and he and the family are reclaiming their life together.

What New Day has meant for the Hollebeeks has been financial support, on the one hand, in that the organization took away a great deal of worry over paying our mortgage for a few months--not only the monetary amount, but the actual remembering to pay the bill on time! But New Day also gave them a sense of togetherness. In the early days of the diagnosis and learning the details of acute leukemia, FLT3, prognosis, treatments, etc., the details become overwhelming very quickly. The Hollebeeks had never experienced anything like it, and knew few personally who had. Learning of and about New Day, that it was formed by families for families to provide hope, did just that for us. Our experience, while unique to us, was not isolated nor did it need to be isolating. That knowledge shown a light forward at a time of darkness, and for which, we are grateful.

Dirk and Stacey Hollebeek