b'Words of Thanks and GratitudeWe want to express our profound gratitude for honoringOur son, Jadon, was in an advanced food allergy program my husband, Tom, by awarding him a $15,000 grant toto desensitize him from foods that caused dangerous support him through his journey with ALS. Tom was formallyanaphylactic reactions. However, our insurance refused diagnosed with ALS on August 3, 2017.to cover his ongoing ALS has robbed us of liferemission appointment and as we knew it, includingtesting, which coincided Tom losing his speech, hiswith the Covid pandemic. mobility, and his livelihood.Covid flattened our However, it has not robbedsmall business, and we him of his mind, heart,scrambled to save our sense of humor, or thebusiness and our household example he sets for others. while trying to get Jadon Jadon the care he needed.Nelly & Tom The words in this noteHealthWell to the rescue! Jadon got all of the testing speak from both of ourand the appointment he needed. Hes progressing in his hearts. In the face of overwhelming adversity, we haveremission and found medical information that will improve the strived to live through Toms ALS diagnosis with grace andeffectiveness of his maintenance. There has been a weight dignity. While he has also been hospitalized dozens oflifted and we are so glad to be done with this part of things! times, Tom wishes to live life to its fullest and in our home.Our gratitude is large. Many, many thank-yous.Consequently, the progression of his disease required me to quit work to become his full-time caregiver. Without anyAbby S., mother of Jadonpaychecks coming in, our savings have been depleted by(Pediatric Fund Grant Recipient)relentless medical bills and ongoing household expenses.Santa Clarita, CaliforniaYour grant to pay for Toms insurance has been a lifeline and a blessing to our family during this difficult time. With sincere gratitude, we thank you. Thank you so much for helping fund my medication. Due to Nelly L., wife of Tom Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL), my lymph nodes grew (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Grant Recipient) and started to cut off my trachea and esophagus, making it Sanford, Florida difficult to breathe and eat. I had to sleep sitting up. After prayer and an infusion, I want to thank you formy lymph nodes quickly the grant youve awardedwent back to normal. Then me for treatment of mythey started growing Dupuytrens Contracture.again. I was prescribed Im a musician and thismedication, but it was issue has had an impactnot affordable at $13,000 John a month. Because of on the quality of my playing and, as a result,the medication your grant helped provide, I wont have to the quality of my life, forworry about CLL shutting my throat and leaving me feeling Bill many years. Your gift willclaustrophobic. If you can imagine feeling the fear of your help significantly. Thank you very much.throat closing in, and then not feeling like that, you get an idea of my level of thankfulness for what you are doing for me.Bill H. (Dupuytrens Disease Fund Grant Recipient) John H.Yellow Springs, Ohio (Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) Grant Recipient)Haw River, North CarolinaPAGE 4 HEALTHWELL FOUNDATION 2021 ANNUAL REPORT'