Gail Doherty, from Natick, Massachusetts, a mother of two girls, has suffered for the past four years with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), commonly called Lou Gehrig's disease. Brenda Asis requested help from The Weber Foundation of Helping Hands on behalf of Gail. The Doherty's had to sell their home this year and rising medical costs may deplete all of their funds by early this summer. Gail needs $30,000 to cover her living and home care expenses for the summer. People from the community so far have donated $7,000. If an additional $23,000 is not raised Gail may have to enter a nursing home by June and will not be able to spend the summer with her two girls. The Weber Foundation issued a grant of $6,500 to help alleviate some of the expenses associated with Gail's home care and help her to continue to live with her family during the summer months.
On June 14, 2006 a grant for $4,500.00 was given to the Carlson Family. Nathan is a 7 year old diagnosed with leukemia. The grant was to pay for trial treatment not covered by health insurance. Nathan was a student at Tokyo Joe’s Studios. The monies raised were from a Kick-A-Thon fundraiser held by Tokyo Joe’s Karate Studios Nathan attended.
Kathleen Grace Klein
On January 6, 2020 a grant in the amount of $2,500 was awarded to Kathleen Grace Klein to assist her with uninsured medical costs. Kathleen has Metastatic Breast Cancer which has metastasized to her liver and lungs; she is required to undergo CT scans every three months to determine it's progression. These funds will help ease her financial stress.
Brendan J Shea
A grant in the amount of $3,333 was awarded to Brendan J Shea of Worcester, MA. This grant will assist Brendan in paying for his rehabilitation at Journey Forward in Canton, MA. Brendan suffered a spinal cord injury in 2017 due to a fall and has made tremendous progress in rehabilitation. Brendan is an ambitious young man who is taking pre-med courses online with the hopes of one day going to medical school.
$500 Grants have been issued to the following recipients:
Live-Life-Love for Bill Kennedy, Georgetown, MA
Buffey Henry, Manchester, NH
Sandra & John Dubuc, Hudson, NH
Rita Lopinksy Fund, Stoneham, MA
Virginia Williams, North Andover, MA
Russell & Anne Garrity, Melrose, MA
The Carter Finger Fund, Carnegie, PA
Larry Settles, Methuen, MA
Abdela Ali, Manchester, NH
Fitzgerald Family, MA
Maggie & Tom Tillman, MA
Helen Howard, York, PA
New Hampshire Troopers Association, Manchester, NH