KALISPELL — A Flathead non-profit is striving to take the burden off of families struggling with a cancer diagnosis.
We have the story of a Kalispell man who explains how the organization made a difference in his life. David Gray's wife Lynne would've been in her sixties if she were alive today.
"After the cancer, or the chemo and radiation treatments, they found that there was still some cancer there,” he recalled. “So, they wanted her to go through another bout of chemo and radiation."
Gray's wife was diagnosed with cancer which quickly spread. David and Lynne traveled to and from Arizona for her treatment and the expenses started to add up. That's when Gray found out about the non-profit organization, WINGS.
"They provide financial aid to cancer patients and their families for housing, meals, accommodations, travel,” he said. “Just to kind of take the edge off of some of the financial burden of the medical procedures and so on."
Gray says last year 147 Flathead Valley cancer patients got financial aid through WINGS.
There’s a way you can help out people like David Gray and his family. You can donate to the WINGS radiothon which will take place at Sportsman Ski Haus in Kalispell.
All of the donations will go toward cancer patients and their families -- something that takes a huge weight off of families who are struggling with a cancer diagnosis.
"It was just really nice to have that backing and support,” Gray said.
The radiothon is taking place through Thursday and Friday, and you can walk in or donate over the phone. You can send donations to WINGS, PO Box 7852, Kalispell, MT 59904 or call (406) 257-9464 for more information.