In February 2020, Barbara Miller of Frisco was treated for endometrioid adenocarcinoma at Sentara Princess Anne Hospital in Virginia Beach. After a costly major surgery, further CT scans, and follow-up appointments, Barbara could not afford the time off from work that was needed for her recovery.
In addition to that, with COVID-19 concerns peaking, the tragic passing of one of her coworkers, and Hurricane Dorian’s devastations, her place of employment — the Frisco Native American Museum — was closed down.
The loss of Barbara’s income combined with the cost of her cancer treatment was truly a crisis. After hearing about the foundation through a friend, Barbara reached out and applied for help to pay her rent, electric, and water bills.
“No one wants to ask for help, but I did, and it provided so much relief at a time when all I could think about was surviving cancer.”
Barbara is excited to report that at her last checkup she tested negative for cancer. She is winning the fight.