Meet Our Families

Real families, real stories of hope.

A Healthy Outlook for Recovery

Sara Stahl had recently given birth to her second child and had a 20-month-old son at home when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. While trying to adjust to a family of four on a limited budget, Sara and her husband were now facing a mounting pile of medical bills. Sara’s husband is a 5th […]

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The Promise of Thanksgiving Fulfilled

After being diagnosed with breast cancer, Tiffany Bentley’s first priority was to maintain a sense of normalcy for her children. So when Thanksgiving came and the family couldn’t afford to celebrate as they normally did, New Day Foundation stepped in to help. A family associated with New Day agreed to adopt the Bentley family for […]

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Hope Shines for the Sjoblom Family After Triple Tragedy Strikes

Three years ago, Andrea Sjoblom’s sister died suddenly from an aortic aneurysm at the age of twenty six, leaving two young children behind.  Andrea and her husband Joe took their niece and nephew into their home with their own two children, hoping to provide a loving, stable environment for them after the trauma of losing […]

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Meet Tina Farrell: Surviving Dr. Fata and Staying Positive

In the midst of her third bout of triple negative breast cancer, Tina Farrell feels like she has finally found the support and help she needs to stay positive and “be a Tigger, not an Eeyore,” thanks to local support groups and the New Day Foundation. Her most recent cancer diagnosis on Sept. 4, 2015, […]

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Meet Johnny Dunlap: A New Bike for Johnny and Relief for His Parents

Although many of us enjoy the change in season from summer to fall that brings all things pumpkin-spice related, for the Dunlap family, it brings back painful memories of their son Johnny’s diagnosis at just 14 months old.  It was the fall of 2013, and Johnny began having frequent fevers.  After several doctor visits and […]

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Meet Stephani Cechovsky/Prykucki: A Housing Nightmare Resolved for NDF recipient

When New Day entered the picture, Stephani and her husband were managing to handle her treatment bills, but still had no way of dealing with her larger concern – the growing mold and its potentially harmful effects on her and her family. New Day sent a contractor who ripped out the wall, revealing that the black mold had crept all the way through to the siding of the house. They replaced the areas of concern, and even painted the room a nice shade of purple chosen by Stephani for the family. She is grateful to everyone at New Day who went above and beyond to fix this problem for her.

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Meet Eva Vaughan: Fighting Cancer with Hope

Sometimes it takes more than the will to live for ourselves in the battle with cancer. In Eva’s case, she fought for her adopted son Michael, who became part of she and her husband Andrew’s family just nine months before her diagnosis.  Michael came to them at age seven as a severely abused child, both […]

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Meet Rosilin Nash: Army veteran, single mother and MBA holder is a recent recipient of the New Day Foundation for Families

How was New Day able to help your family? As a 36-year-old single mother of Micah (7), I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in November.  For the first time, I was facing the harsh reality of death much too soon: preparing a living will and an alternative home for my son in my […]

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Meet Heather Irish: A recent recipient of the New Day Foundation for Families and the Christmas Program

How was New Day Foundation able to help your family?  I am a single mom with a 10-year-old daughter. I am 51, active, and full of energy…or at least I was. In early August 2014 I had signed a lease to be closer to my mom so that she could help out with my daughter […]

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Meet Erica Stone: A recent recipient of the New Day Foundation for Families

How was New Day Foundation able to help your family? I recently moved back to Michigan from the Washington, D.C. area with my two children, Tristan, 14, and Taryn, 11. I am a single mom, and I had just started a new job when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Unfortunately, I was unable to take […]

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Meet Jennifer Miller : A recipient of the New Day Foundation for Families

Jennifer Miller, 42 was used to taking care of everyone else in her life. A health care aid in an Oakland County public school, she loves her job working with mentally, emotionally and physically impaired children. Jennifer was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer in January of 2014. “At first, my husband Kevin […]

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Meet Vicki Lewis: A recent recipient of the New Day Foundation for Families

How was New Day Foundation able to help your family?  I was diagnosed with breast cancer in March, 2014. I’m a 50 year old single mom with two boys, Blake,16 and Mason,13. I just didn’t know what I was going to do financially as I needed to stop working all summer as a waitress while […]

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Meet Brian St. Clair: A recent recipient of the New Day Foundation for Families

How was New Day Foundation able to help your family? I was diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic prostate cancer earlier this year. I was astonished by what New Day was able to do for my family and me. They immediately provided Meijer gift cards for groceries and gas. And then they generously took over my […]

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Meet Roxiann: A recipient of the New Day Foundation for Families

How was New Day Foundation able to help your family?  In April, 2014, I was diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer. It has been really tough. I have been undergoing chemo and had to recently stop my treatment for a while. I am the mom of three great kids. Markesta, my daughter is 28, Reginald […]

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