Renee T. on January 23, 2017
Hello, Two years ago I was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. It was misdiagnosed for months and thought to be a blocked milk duct as I had just given birth my son (third child). All at once I found myself separated from my husband( this is a good thing) and on my own with an 11 month old and three year old. I went through multiple surgeries, horrible chemotherapy and radiation. A couple months ago, I had the final surgery for reconstruction and am officially back to work . At the same company, but not the same job. I did have my RIBO license that I paid for myself back in 2011 and worked as an underwriter. My company while I was off , and without my knowledge lapsed my hard earned license and I am now the receptionist... While I am friends with the staff, I am now seen as the cancer victim and no longer enjoy going into the office. My life has completely changed. In ways I am not the same person and life in general has a new meaning. I am supporting myself and my young children alone. My income is very low and we are scraping by. This seems ridiculous to me as I now KNOW what I am capable of. I guess my question is this. Are there any Grants ect for intelligent , broke Cancer survivors that want more earning power by going back to school. My motivation is at an all time high. I believe in myself but have zero financial backing to get my kids and I ahead..
I appreciate any thoughts on this.