Our purpose is to raise money in order to provide a philanthropic benefit to underprivileged women, men and children in North Louisiana that are battling cancer and have little to no support in purchasing wigs, headwear, lymphatic garments and prosthetic bras. Approved applicants will be granted a gift certificate or redemption certificate at one of our partner organizations to receive the cost of or partial cost of the purchase of those items.
Wiggin' Out is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit that provides wigs (or other appropriate headwear), lymphatic garments and prosthetic bras to current and recently former cancer patients throughout the I-20 corridor in North Louisiana through donations and other fundraising events. Our goal in that endeavor is to help ease the financial and psychological burden and strain for individuals fighting cancer.
Being diagnosed with breast cancer at any age can be horrid. Now imagine being diagnosed at 33 years old with three mouths to feed and bills to pay. The bill collectors were very compassionate about my situation BUT they still wanted their coins. Cancer didn't stop the show. They wanted to be paid.
Moreover, I wasn't receiving my regular teacher pay due to being off for treatment. Then my husband's pay got snapped in half because of a lay-off and move arounds at his job. Our finances were a disaster. ANY cancer can affect an individual physically, mentally, and emotionally. But cancer can definitely impact you financially. Not being able to work, pay being reduced, costs of going back and forth to treatments, hotel stays, medical bills, medication, and a whole lot of other extras can all place a MAJOR dent in your pockets.
Thank God for Wiggin' Out and organizations like it to help ease the load financially. They work actively to find individuals who are dealing with the ugly blemish cancer and provide assistance.
Not only financially, but they offer the support you need to go through the journey. They have been a blessing to me as well as many others. I will never forget what Wiggin' Out has done for me and my little family.
I am FOREVER grateful.
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