Meet Our Grantees2019-02-15T02:59:04+00:00

Meet Our Grantees

Over the last 5 years, we have helped close to 200 people with serious illnesses. Click on any one of our grantees above and experience their individual stories.

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Pennie N.


Pennie is an older woman who lives alone in an apartment in Oakland. She has had more than her share of health complications. In addition to her breast cancer diagnosis, which

Leah T.


Leah T. is a musician living in Berkeley. Originally from Madison, WI. She went to high school and college on the East Coast. After college, she got her first singing job

Gloria J.


Gloria J., 40, is a mother of three and a new grandmother to a baby girl. In 2014, she suffered a work related injury that left her in pain and unable to

Yvonne K.


Yvonne K., was a vibrant woman of 61 prior to last fall. A life-long resident of Oakland, she has 2 sons and 3 granddaughters (1, 18 and 20). She often cares

Bianca C.


Bianca C. has a persevering spirit that can be felt even over the phone. She is a single mother of two young children- six and eight years old- and she continues

Cathy B.


Cathy B., a former teacher, loves to walk her dog “Lexi” in the Oakland hills. Lexi has been a comfort to her for the past 8 years as Cathy has been

Fabiola A.


I spoke with Fabiola via Skype, as she lives in Cathedral City. Fabiola’s story is incredible. She grew up in Mexico, and when she first exhibited signs of cancer at age

Erica H.


Erica H. describes herself as a “people person” who loves to spend time with her family. She has two children at home with her (13, and

Doris F.


Doris F. is a 65-year-old woman who was diagnosed in November 2015 with invasive breast cancer. She moved to Oakland from Austin, TX in 2011. She

Dolores V.


Dolores V. is a 58-year-old woman living in Vallejo, CA. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014. She is currently unemployed and looking for work. Dolores lives with her sister and is

Denise G.


Denise G. is 63-year-old woman who was diagnosed with breast in 2015. Denise is currently on medical leave from her job. She works for the Oakland

Constance H.


I went to the home of Constance H. in Berkeley. She shared her story very openly. Connie was a single parent and raised two children on her own. Throughout her life,

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