Hope For The Holidays 12.03.18.

December 3, 2018



Dear Johnny,

My name is Dave and I’ve come to you for some help. This year has been a challenge for my family. I lost my job as a manager for Toys R Us when they went bankrupt and at the age of 41 I had to start a new job. My wife and I welcomed a new baby in March, and in June we found out that my oldest child (20) had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. The next three months were a blur. We decided to go to the Cancer Center of Kansas in Wichita as my mother had worked there as an oncology nurse for many years and we were familiar with the doctors. My wife left her job to help with his care, travelling to treatments, etc. It has hit us hard financially and we found ourselves behind on bills. December is always tough for us anyway as we have two birthdays. December 11 is my 14-year-old daughter’s birthday and the 14th is my son’s birthday that is fighting cancer right now. On top of that, Christmas is around the corner and we don’t have enough to cover the bills. I struggled to write this letter, but my son doesn’t understand why this happened to him. Thank you for reading my letter and I hope you can find it in your hearts to help us. 

Thanks -



How We Helped: Paid Electric Bill, Rent, Christmas, & Groceries

Who Helped: Cosentino’s, Leonard, Gary, Becky, John, Ken, & Tammy