My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, Longmont, CO, USA
My story by Herbert Francis pancreatic cancer patient, warrior, fighter, husband, father, grandfather.
How we were helped by people we don’t even know. We were blessed to have found National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.
My life changed on May 17, 2017 ten days after my Whipple surgery, 27 days after I first got sick and 7 days after the pathologist received my samples. I thought I had been given a death sentence. I vowed to fight, never give up, never ever quit.
The hospital bills were piling up, not to mention the mortgage, electric, phone, water, co-pays and deductibles. It adds up quickly. As of the writing of this paper I now have charges of over $277,333.00 not a small sum at all.
Thankfully I found the wonderful people at National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation. (NPCF) These people are the best, not only do they provide information and guidance for pancreatic cancer patients and their families, they also provide financial assistance to those in need. I am truly grateful for the help they gave my wife and myself regarding our mounting financial obligations.
After reading about the work they do and the aide they offer we decided to apply for assistance. Thankfully they did help, they paid our mortgage payment for us. That is one less thing we should worry about. Thank you so very much for your kindness.
It is hard enough facing pancreatic cancer, but worrying about paying the bills only adds to the stress of this diagnosis. Because of the generosity of the folks at NPCF that is one less thing we must consider.
I started chemo on June 1st and I am expected to finish sometime around Christmas. I have missed three infusions so far because of fluctuating blood counts. My wife and my family can focus their energy toward me and my disease because of the help we received from our friends at NPCF.
I urge anyone who reads this to help in any way possible, your donation, your time and even your thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated by those of us who must face the most horrible disease known to man.
Herb and Lori Francis