A woman came to the YWCA as a referral from another shelter in the area. She had been through many life struggles, health issues, and traumatic experiences. While at the YWCA, her health continued to deteriorate and she was trying everything she could to feel better, including going to multiple doctors and getting different results at every appointment. I could see it was taking a bigger toll on her as she was attempting to get some solutions to her problems.
"This woman was grateful for every last bit of help and encouragement, and I could not help but cry when she left."
Throughout her journey here, the YWCA was able to help her with co-pays and prescription medications/supplements, transportation, and even a deposit on a place to call her own. Without any family in the area for support, she remained very positive. Ups and Downs are normal, but with all the confirmed medical issues, she still tried to see the positive in everything! She moved into her own place and it was a bittersweet goodbye for me. This woman was grateful for every last bit of help and encouragement, and I could not help but cry when she left. Anyone who knows me, knows I don't get too attached, but this one was different. I don't know many people who would have been able to stay positive and still manage to laugh and see the bright side of life after having gone through what she had. I feel grateful to have met her and I wish her nothing but the best of luck, with an attitude like that, she will succeed in anything she does.......I just hope she stays in touch so I can see!
A big thank you to our grantors who enable us to help in the way we do! Successes like these are what keeps the YWCA going and without you we would not be able to make a positive impact on women's lives in the community of Minot.