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Rita is a hard working chef. Even after her diagnosis of cancer she continued to work, putting in long and demanding hours to support her and her son. Recently the nature of her illness has made it impossible for her to walk, much less stand for long hours on the job. She is quickly becoming destitute and unable to provide for her and her son. Assistance in taking some of the burden off of Rita will make a big difference in their lives.
Dave is a former fire fighter who took a bad fall on the job. Weeks after the fall he was diagnosed with leukemia and had to give his dream up of being a fireman, for now. He and his wife have six children ranging in age from 6 to 17 years old. They have found it very difficult to provide enough food and clothing for their children while he is going through treatments and out of a job. The medical and travel expenses alone have placed an enormous burden on his family.
George has lived on the Eastern Shore his entire life. He works as a floor refinisher/carpenter and most recently has begun preaching at his local church. George has multiple myeloma. He has had one bone marrow transplant with his own marrow and in January 2009 a second transplant, this time from a donor. He and his wife travel to Baltimore several times a week. Because of his inability to work and the extensive amount of travel to Baltimore this young couple could use assistance to help with the cost of transportation and meeting general living expenses.
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