Dear Ten for Him friends,
I had been with Ten for Him for about one year, and my name had never been drawn. I thought I knew what I would do when that happened. I was going to take the money overseas and give it to several poor families as I always do every year. But this time, during our meeting, I was hoping to get it, because I have a friend who is in great need. Let me tell you her story. She works at the airport assisting passengers with translations. She is a single mother of 3, and does not have any family her in the US. She does not have health insurance and she makes minimum wage. Well about 2 months ago, she was at work and started having a strong pain in her abdomen and her co-workers asked her if she wanted them to call 911, and she said she didn’t have insurance or the money to pay for that. But the pain got worse and she ended up in ICU for 2 weeks. She had an infection in her body and the doctors had to do a surgery to remove the abscess, but she needs to have another surgery. She was released from the hospital and has not been able to come to work since. She has a very large hospital bill to pay. Therefore, I thought the money from Ten for Him and our prayers would help her out some how. The last time I talked to her was about 2 weeks ago and she decided to go back home to Brazil and have the second surgery there
with her family to help her out. She told me that when I gave her the money from Ten for Him that she was able to buy some food and do the blood test that she had to do every week to check on the infection level. Also, she was very thankful for our prayers and asked me to tell everybody thanks, and only God will be able to repay us for what we have done for her. By now, I believe she has had her second surgery. Thank you so much for allowing me to be part of such a wonderful and caring group!