COLUMBUS, OH (10TV) – Families all over Central Ohio understand the stress and worries following a cancer diagnosis.
Cancer survivor Jane Jacquemin-Clark said those concerns often swirl around - not treatment - but expenses.
"It can be overwhelming," Jacquemin-Clark said. "We want those financially stressed families to know we stand with them."
She launched an organization called Hope Hollow. In 2015 the organization gave financially-challenged cancer patients 300 nights in free lodging. In 2016 that number grew to 500 and already weeks into 2017, Jane says they've provided 75 nights of lodging to those who need the support.
Hope Hollow also puts meals on the tables of families who may be forced to make tough financial decisions otherwise. It has provided transportation and gift cards for life's expenses.