WCF Stories

"..Many thanks to your organization for making our life easier.."


Thank you so much for the monthly funding that I’m receiving to help with the cost of my insurance premium. Both my wife and I are survivors and the Wichita Cancer Foundation is the first organization that has helped us financially since my wife was diagnosed 8 years ago with colon cancer. Many thanks to your organization for making our life easier. The funding will help to decrease the stress in paying the premium. Thanks again.

- F. Miller

"..Your kindness was so thoughtful.."


Dear Board of Directors, Foundation staff and all the wonderful people who pledge to help others, Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Without your kindness and deep down love and concern for others, I would have struggles and stressed to meet my medical expenses. With your help I am living my life with hope and taking my daily pills so I can continue to live in part remission. This journey has been a long but a good one. My outstanding, wonderful Dr., the center and the foundation is THE BEST OF THE BEST! God sent all of you down as angels and to help people in need. You will never be forgotten. Love, thank you and God Bless with my heart.

- C. Blasi

"..I owe my very life to those payments.."


With limited funds, I was going to drop out of treatment because I was unable to pay the $600 per month required for the Cobra payments. I have no words to explain the gratefulness I feel to have had my Cobra payments covered. I owe my very life to those payments, which allowed me to continue treatment.

- Bianca Conklin

"..Having that weight and worry off your shoulders is overwhelming..."


My name is Leah , and thru Gods grace I've been a long time pt at the CCK. At 32 I was dx w/Her2+ breast cancer, about 5yrs later I had a recurrence. Since then I'll continue to have tx on a 3 wk cycle.
About six months ago I lost my job and had to start paying for Cobra, the income loss with the unexpected payment was devastating. When the staff told me about the WCF and I filled out the application, and prayed!
When I found out I had been approved it was one of the best days of my life! Having that weight and worry off your shoulders is overwhelming.
If you're thinking about giving to the WCF I pray that you will. They are wonderful people doing wonderful things.
For those of you who donated your hard earned money, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

- Leah Liston

"..Without the financial assistance from the Wichita Cancer Foundation, I would not be able to afford to pay the monthly insurance premium which allows me to afford the Chemotherapy.."


In 2016, there were several major circumstances that caused a financial hardship in my life that led to needing financial assistance from the Wichita Cancer Foundation. In April 2016, I was diagnosed with having two large fibroid tumors that needed to be surgically removed. In May 2016, I lost a full-time job position which also caused me to lose medical coverage provided under that company I worked for. As a result, I qualified for the Obama Health Care program, but paying the monthly premium still posed another problem. After earnestly looking for a permanent, full-time job, I had no other option but to take a part-time job position which only paid $8.50 per hour and did not offer health insurance benefits because of the part-time status. In August 2016, the fibroid surgery was performed but during the surgery, the surgeon ran blood tests which revealed my white blood cell count was 45,000. The normal range should be under 10,000. Three days after the surgery, I was sent to a oncologist where the doctor performed a bone marrow biopsy. After the test results came back a few weeks later, I was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia and immediately prescribed Gleevec Chemotherapy tablets which I must take daily without missing a dosage. Without the financial assistance from the Wichita Cancer Foundation, I would not be able to afford to pay the monthly insurance premium which allows me to afford the Chemotherapy tablets that I must take and that can only be prescribed through the insurance. Thank you so much for your consideration in my case and your continued generous support!

- Anisa Moore