LITE-FM Brings Holiday Joy to a Nampa Family Shaken By Cancer Diagnosis
LITE-FM's Christmas Wish is back, thanks to our friends at Pioneer Federal Credit Union.
When we received Denise's letter, we had to do a double-take at the name. We recognized the name as someone who we have gotten to know through playing contests on LITE-FM. When Jodie calls to win, she's always so fun and so bubbly. There's no way we would've guessed that things were so challenging at home.
Denise, who got a hold of us all the way from California, let us know that her best friend's husband had been diagnosed with a form of incurable cancer in May. His medical team is working to give him as long with his family as they can through treatments like chemotherapy and stem cell transplant. A recent transplant kept him in the hospital for 33 days.
The diagnosis flipped the family's lives upside down. Peter was the sole provider for the family. Jodie is a stay-at-home mom that dedicates her time to caring for the couple's two youngest daughters, one of which is special needs. They're working to get disability, but it's been a lengthy process and they're struggling to find the money for basic necessities like food and clothes for the kids.
Denise knew the family needed help and asked us if we could. We said absolutely. Whether she realizes it or not, we've always felt like Jodie was part of the LITE-FM family and we've got to take care of one of our own! So our Chief Delivery Elf, Brittiany, piled a bunch of goodies into the Treasure Valley Subaru delivery sleigh and headed to surprise Jodie at home in Nampa.
Click play to hear Denise tells us about the family and for Jodie's reaction when we dropped off her Christmas Wish!
A Christmas Wish for Jodie - Pt 1
A Christmas Wish for Jodie - Pt 2
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