Wendy is a single mom who called us for help with rent after being let go from her job for excessive absences.  Her son had been recently diagnosed with stage 3 cancer and she missed a lot of work taking him for treatments and caring for him at home. She was dealing with so much-we helped her pay her rent and spent a lot of time just listening to her. A few months later we heard from her again after she had a car accident and fractured her neck and wrist.  At this time she was working two jobs but had used up all her paid time off caring for her son so was not paid during her two week recovery.  Her savings had been long depleted. We stepped in again to help pay her rent while she recovered.  About a year later, her son sadly passed away.  We helped her again with rent so she could pay for his funeral expenses and get back on her feet.  Life will never be the same for her again but there are some signs of hope-she recently was promoted to GM of the hotel she is working for and should be able to stabilize her finances in the near future.