Nancy’s Story

Nancy started an advertising agency in Cedar Hill in 2003, but has been in the business since 1995. In 2004, in Nancy’s late 30s, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). In 2007, she stepped down from the CEO position of her agency. Due to the MS, she lost her eyesight and spent two years in a wheelchair. A new drug has helped her to regain her vision and walk with a cane, though she still requires over 20 different medications to keep her body functioning.

In 2009, Nancy qualified for Medicare. But with her husband now as the sole provider, the costs are still insurmountable. Even with Medicare,
their out-of-pocket costs are still over $20,000 annually. Combined medical costs and care for their two young children leaves no additional budget to provide care for Nancy, who stays home alone each day. The family has amassed large amounts of personal debt covering medical needs for Nancy.

DREAM Fund provides ongoing relief for this family and has covered dental care, prescription costs and immediate medical needs.