A Season For Giving – Part 3 – Keeping Hope Alive
KEEPING HOPE ALIVE!
This Holiday season we are sharing four inspiring stories from our patients and friends. We hope that these stories move you and incite you to make a donation.
With donations from people like you, Icla da Silva is able to manage a small patient support program. The program provides aid to patients in need.
Our goal is to Keep the Hope Alive for as many patients as possible. Whether they are searching for a match, or working through treatment, we do our best to provide emotional, logistical, and as often as we can, financial support.
Our budget is small, but we are always available with a supportive ear and a kind word. We help with logistics by making referrals regarding transplant centers, and recommendations for second opinions and clinical trials. When we can afford it, we try to assist financially with HLA typing and sometimes, transportation, lodging or meals. This year, we were able to help more than 200 families. Whether that was 2 nights at a Holiday Inn, or a gas card to get to a treatment center, we support the patients we work with as best we can.
We would love to be able to help more patients, but we can’t do it without you. Please consider a donation and help us Keep Hope Alive.
You may remember Ne’Mya Sullivan from last year.
Mya was blessed to receive a life-saving stem cell transplant from her brother. With so many weeks in the hospital, both before and after her transplant, Mya’s mom was forced to quit work; despite their growing list of bills and expenses. Thanks to people like you, we were fortunate enough to be able to assist the family with a small grant. We are grateful that we were able to Keep the Hope Alive because of donations from our supporters.
“Thank you to amazing people who supported us through our journey and continue to check in. We love you all…thank you most to the Icla da Silva Foundation. You are all so amazing; more than supporters, more like family. Thank you for everything.” -Nekisha Banks Sullivan
One year post transplant and Ne’Mya is doing great. She is in the 5th grade and has joined the cheerleading team. She is grateful for a daily routine without meds, and the opportunity to enjoy her family without restriction. Go Mya!
A single donation can make such a profound impact on a patient’s family. Will you help us continue to Keep Hope Alive? We want every family to get the support that they need in the New Year.
Help us help them.
Icla da Silva is a 501(c)3 organization and your donation is tax deductible.