My name is Carol. I have Parkinson’s disease. Life had become very, very difficult. I would pass out very easily. I couldn’t walk myself. I couldn’t get my arms up in the air long enough to fix my hair. I will get less and less mobile, probably until I can’t walk at all. My medication to manage my condition would cost us $4,000 a month. I don’t know anybody who could afford that.
I had been on a flight coming home from a family reunion and I met a young woman on the plane. She said, “Take my card. You might need it sometime.” She oozed compassion. We had such a wonderful visit the entire flight. I never thought it would become such a personal relationship. If I hadn’t met Danielle (TAF Vice President of Operations), I don’t know what I would have done. We would have paid for the medication somehow, but we wouldn’t have eaten.

“My name is Carol. I have Parkinson’s disease, and I have The Assistance Fund.”

When I learned I would receive TAF assistance, I was overwhelmed…number one, that it happened at all. That they were right there waiting to help me, because beyond that I had nowhere to turn; I had no other leads. I was so thankful.

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