Summer camp for Leah’s Daughter
Leah, 43, and her 7½-year old daughter live in a small apartment with few resources. Leah suffers from kidney problems (her body rejected a transplant three years ago) and goes for dialysis three times a week. She is very weak, anemic, and in constant pain. These problems make it impossible for her to work. She would like to do so, and even took a job two years ago, but could only manage it for six months before her health problems kept her from continuing.
During the year, Leah’s daughter attends a town-sponsored after-school program that fills her hours, enhances her studies, and allows her to be with friends. But this closes during the summer. It upsets Leah that her limitations – both physical and financial – keep her daughter from enjoying her summer, but Leah’s limited State stipend is not enough to cover the tuition for summer camp for her daughter. Her social worker has turned to Ten Gav for assistance.