Cheryl from Chicago, IL

I'm fighting cancer. Transportation, one month's rent, and clothes are critical!

My goal is to get well! As I wait for SSI to kick in this spring, I need help with transportation to cancer treatments, clothing, and one month's rent


I need assistance with transportation, clothes and help covering one month of rent until my SSI kicks in. This includes making a payment to my building, buying bus cards to get back and forth to my cancer treatments and buying new clothes because I have had a mastectomy and lost a lot of weight. I can no longer fit any of my clothes and my self-esteem is already very low.

Meeting this need will help me because I want to be self-sufficient and get back to who I am and back to work. My goal is to get myself well so that I can get back to work and take care of myself and no longer be a burden to anyone. I also want to go back to school to become a nurse. That is my dream.

My current situation is I was diagnosed with cancer last year and had to undergo a mastectomy. I also had 3 aneurysms and Bells palsy, which has frozen one half of my face. Because of this, I am currently unable to work and fallen behind in everything. I am even unable to go to the doctor for much needed follow up treatments. I am asking for assistance to be able to take care of myself.

I'm from Chicago and I live in Mercy Housing Lakefront. I'm most proud of my accomplishments and surviving everything that I have gone through. Something interesting about me is that I am a positive and upbeat person and I'm happiest when I'm around my family.

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This need has been validated by Kimberly from Mercy Housing Lakefront

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Validated by Kimberly from Mercy Housing Lakefront (What does this mean?)

We met when Cheryl came to me for assistance in February.

I think meeting this need is important because Cheryl really wants to get back on her feet and become self sufficient 

About Kimberly

My current job title is Resident Services Coordinator and that involves assisting clients with employment opportunities and overall self-sufficiency. What I like about my job is making a difference in the lives of others and helping them to aspire to their greater good.