Michelle applied for, and received, HBCF Virginia Rigby Scholarships for both children – valued collectively at almost $5000. This vital support ensured they could stay at their current schools, which meet their specific education needs.
HBCF also provided a Care Pack of personal care items tailored for oncology patients, along with a delivery of fresh fruit and vegetables.
A mowing service was provided for Michelle’s Medowie home and cleaners go in fortnightly – “This was on top of my list,” Michelle says appreciatively. “The house was a pig sty and, like most women, I couldn’t cope with that.”
Fuel vouchers were also offered to assist with the expense of getting to and from medical appointments and, if Michelle was unable to drive herself, a hire car was provided.
Michelle has some ongoing health conditions, while also suffering from persistent fatigue – lawns and cleaning are still in place because of this.
“I thought the support would stop after my treatments finished but they understood that I still don’t have the energy for it,” she says. “As soon as I contacted the Foundation it was a personal relationship. They met my needs head-on in a really practical way, which had a daily impact. I can’t thank them enough or loud enough.”