Already operating on a single income, MS’s family was hit hard by her diagnosis of triple negative breast cancer, meaning the growth of the tumor is not marked by hormones.

MS and her husband had agreed a few years ago that he would be the primary caregiver for their autistic son.  The family relies on MS’s income and her health insurance which covers two parents and two children.

She works in the healthcare field and returned to school at South Puget Sound Community College to further her education.  She was accepted into nursing school but has put those plans on hold while she undergoes active treatment for breast cancer.

MS is trying to maintain her work schedule while undergoing chemotherapy.  Surgery and radiation will come next.  She is grateful to coworkers who donated sick time at the beginning of her care.  She has saved and will have paid time off to recuperate from her mastectomy but the side effects of chemotherapy are impacting her work hours and therefore her family’s income.

The Mayday Foundation will be assisting with rent and groceries.  MS is sincerely appreciative of the assistance stating she has never asked for help before.


The Mayday Foundation is a 501(c)(3) approved non-profit organization that supports families with a parent diagnosed with cancer while caring for children at home. The Mayday Foundation can provide immediate, practical help with expenses like rent, utilities, groceries, transportation costs, and other household expenses. 

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