Many individuals who are diagnosed with cancer must have other medical procedures done prior to being able to begin cancer treatment. Often, these procedures aren’t covered by insurance. Tour des Chutes emergency funds can help bridge this gap, as they did in Kim’s story below:


I have so much to be thankful for I scarcely know where to begin.

I was diagnosed with tonsil cancer in April 2019. Before I could even get started with 8 weeks of radiation treatment I was told I had five bad teeth that had to be removed. I do not have insurance so I was pretty freaked out not knowing how I was going to be able to get this dental work done.

But the beautiful angels that work for St. Charles told me about a group called Tour des Chutes, and how they fund programs to help people just like me. I was so overwhelmed when I was told I was going to get that help.

To even know there are caring souls out there who want to help means so much. Well, I had the dental work done and was able to start my treatment two days later.

Last summer is very much a blur to me I was so sick, but I have NEVER forgotten about the kind, loving and caring people who made it possible for me to have my dental work done so that I could receive treatment. I am happy to say I am cancer free or as my doctor prefers to say, in remission, as cancer can come back at any time.

From the depths of my heart and soul I want to say THANK YOU to the magnificent people of TOUR DES CHUTES, for the gift of LIFE.

With sincere thanks,

Kim M.

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