When I started KossFF in 2015, I knew my work would make a difference in the lives of families who were in my situation, battling a family member's cancer diagnosis. I had faith that KossFF could make that difference. Three years later, after countless hours of hard work, sheer determination and an unconditional belief that KossFF can make a difference, my faith is intact. All the work is justified when KossFF receives emails from our grant recipients such as Pam Leonard, who graciously allowed me to share her story:
I wish to thank you again for your financial gift. This has helped me tremendously. I was diagnosed November 24th, 2017 with Ductal Carcinoma Invasive Breast Cancer. I had the lumpectomy on December 26th, 2017. I will begin my chemo treatments on March 1st, for three months, every three weeks, followed by six weeks of radiation. I have three beautiful daughters and three wonderful grandchildren, they are my inspiration and I will fight this disease with all my might.
Please use my story and/or pictures in any way that you wish. I cannot thank you enough. I hope to volunteer to help on 3/24. I do start chemo this Thursday, but if I am doing ok, I will be there. I also work as a server part time, so I could help with that, cleaning up etc. I also and more than happy to discuss my situation that evening if you wish.
Thank you again,
Our team cannot do our work without the support from the community. Join us in helping families like Pamela's on Saturday March 24 at The Branch 1501 for Art in the Big Easy as we raise money to provide financial assistance to more families in 2018.