Since 1985, God’s Love We Deliver has responded to the dual crises of hunger and severe illness by cooking and home delivering delicious, medically tailored meals to vulnerable individuals at a time in their lives when they’…
How medically tailored meals helped Georgia through chemotherapy and more
God’s Love client Georgia is 61 years old and a lifelong New Yorker. She is close with her large family and is a proud mother of four. After starting her career as a dental assistant, she went on to spend 20 years working for the Department of Health.
Georgia loved working, gardening, making dinner for her kids, and helping them with their homework. But everything changed drastically in 2010 when Georgia felt a knot in her breast. She went to the doctor, who administered a sonogram, and received her diagnosis – Georgia had breast cancer. She immediately started chemotherapy, and her daily routine was turned upside down. She could not eat, lost all of her hair, and at one point was so sick that she had to spend a week in the hospital. When she was not going to the doctor, she would spend all day in bed due to her lack of energy or strength to do anything else. She would come home so sick and exhausted from treatment that she could barely walk, let alone lift a pot or a pan. The treatment left her with a funny metallic taste in her mouth where she was also developing sores. She lost her appetite, her balance was off, and everything became too much.
"I love the food from God’s Love and I am really grateful for your services."
After she lost a significant amount of weight, Georgia began receiving meals from God’s Love. While her appetite did not come back during chemotherapy, she knew the meals that she receives from God’s Love are full of the nutrition that she needs. Georgia also developed a great relationship with Esther, the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist that counseled her over the years, and found that the consistent contact was both comforting and helpful. These days, Georgia has regained much of her strength due to being on our program. She enjoys listening to music and playing with her two cats, Dash and Patches. Georgia tells us, “I love the food from God’s Love and I am really grateful for your services.”
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