2009 Grant Recipients


Rae Cuffe
Jamaica Plain, MA

Rae is a 22 year old from Jamaica Plain, MA. On August 16, 2009, Rae suffered a brain aneurism and was in intensive care for 4 weeks and another 3 months of rehabilitation.  On October 19, 2009, at grant in the amount of $9,000 was issued to Rae. This grant was to help with uncovered medical expenses, medical insurance payments and prescriptions.

Nancy Hannum
Paoli, PA

On September 23, 2009, a grant $500 grant was issued to Nancy for help with living expenses.  Nancy was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer.

Leevon Toppi,
North Andover, MA

Leevon is an 8 year old who crippled, blind and feeds from a G-I tube. His dad, David is a single father and is the sole provider for him. Leevon requires 24 hour care. His dad has been using an old wheel chair and now that Leevon is getting older and bigger it has become very difficult to get Leevon around. On October 5, 2009 a grant in the amount of $4,500.00 was given to Leevon so that his Dad can purchase a new Kimba Stroller (Pediatric Mobility System). 

Freedom Fund Recipient
David & Kerry Kuehne
Acushnet, MA

David is currently deployed and since his deployment his wife has been unable to work full time.  They have two children and she is self employed.  A grant for $500 was issued to help with repairs to the boiler in their home.

Sarah McCarthy, Braintree, MA

Sarah is a single mother of 3. Sarah and her 3 children awoke at 3:00 am to the sounds of fire alarms going off in her 2nd floor Apartment. Sarah and her family lost everything in their apartment to a devastating fire. Sarah had no insurance and therefore had no where to live and just the clothes on there back. 

The Weber Foundation presented Sarah and her family with a grant in the amount of $5,333.00.  This grant helped her purchase new clothing and furniture for her three children.

Grants we also given to the following:

Brighton at Medford Nursing Home
Sgt Gerald and Kathy Teehan (Freedom Fund)
SPC Jumaane Gilbert (Freedom Fund)
Project Mercy
Ceclia Rodriguez (Freedom Fund)
Peggy Vecchione
Paralyzed Veterans of America (Freedom Fund)
Kevin and Jackie Dupont (Freedom Fund)
Jillian Collins
David Michael Wendlandt (Freedom Fund)
Luis Santiago-Lopez (Freedom Fund)
New England Paralyzed Veterans of America

Paige Durham
Vicki Lee
Christa Marie Jessop (Freedom Fund)
Jeffrey Beatric Family Fund
Michael James Darrah (Freedom Fund)