United Way of St. Catharines & District

63 Church Street, Suite LC1
St. Catharines, ON L2R 3C4
Telephone: 905.688.5050

This is Donny ...

Donny’s mom has a terminal illness and has been given a few weeks to live. Donny want his mom to have someone with her during her last weeks, but the rest of his family lives far away and Donny can’t take enough time off work.

What should Donny do?

What should Donny do?

  • A

    Miss work, risk losing his job and the funds necessary for his mom’s funeral.

  • B

    Go to work and leave his mom alone for her last few weeks of life.

What happened?

Donny was pointed to a United Way funded agency that provides in-home visits to people with terminal illnesses. Donny’s mom was able to receive daily visits from various volunteers that helped keep her spirits up. This allowed Donny to continue to work without having to worry about his mom.

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