“I am not sure where we would be today if the Foundation hadn’t been there to help us.”

Health emergencies can require families to uproot their lives. The patient emergency fund, made possible through generous donations, is intended to provide relief and support through unexpected moments. Caregivers identify patients and families who are going through a difficult time and deploy the funds to meet their needs.

For one family from Othello, Washington, this help allowed them to focus on healing. After her 15-year-old son was diagnosed with a rare blood cancer, Margarita took a leave from work and stayed in Spokane so he could receive months of treatment. His siblings continued to attend school at home, and Margarita’s budget was stretched.

“We went through a very difficult situation but with the Foundation’s help, we felt some relief from the stress,” Margarita said, in Spanish. “We are doing well, thanks to God.”