had a very large brain tumor. Within 3 days he had brain surgery to remove the tumor. When the surgery was over our worst nightmare was realized, the tumor was cancerous.
This was the first time we were introduced to The Tomorrow Fund. Our social worker Stephanie explained how The Tomorrow Fund could help us. As both my husband and I needed to be at the hospital with our son, my husband eventually lost his job. The Tomorrow Fund was there assisting with paying our bills- rent, electric and gas. Also, while our son was inpatient The Tomorrow Fund provided us with a daily cash stipend which we used for food, coffee and gas for our vehicles.
Matthew’s treatment consisted of 6 months of intense chemotherapy and 3 stem cell transplants. During that time we received a great deal of help from The Tomorrow Fund. I don't know what we would have done if it wasn't for them.
After Matthew’s initial treatments, life settled down a bit as Matthew continued to go for routine checkups every 3 months.