Michael, 05/07/61 - 07/04/98
At the age of 34, Michael was diagnosed with Lymphoma. Like many
cancer sufferers Michael could no longer work once he started chemotherapy.
Though he received some assistance, it was not enough to cover his
monthly living expenses. The fund raising efforts of Choices &
Hope enabled Michael to continue a life of dignity up until his
death. He was able to maintain his residence close to the Norris
Cancer Center at USC, where he received his chemo treatments and
Tony, Age 21
Santa Monica, California
Tony was raised in a single-parent, low-income family where his
mother was able to provide only the necessities in life.
Tony is an intelligent young man, and he graduated from high school.
However, he was unable to find a job that would lead to a future
better than his past.
For many years, Tony had dreamed of having a computer-related career,
yet he was not able to afford the necessary schooling.
Choices & Hope helped Tony to overcome his financial obstacles by
providing a grant to supplement his student loan.
He is now employed as a computer programmer with a small Los Angeles
firm and is doing quite well.
Rose, Age 66
Seal Beach, California
Rose is an independent-minded woman who has lived with arthritis for
Because she is very limited in her physical activity, she wished she
could afford a stackable washer/dryer so that she could avoid walking
to the laundromat.
Social Security won't cover such a so-called luxury. But for Rose, it
was not a matter of enjoying a luxury, rather it was a means towards
independence and a better quality of living.
Choices & Hope made a difference in Rose's life by providing the