Question and Answer with Pete
Each month we ask our recipients to answer a few questions that allow you to see exactly what they are dealing with in regards to their medical conditions and their financial needs. Below is the Q&A session we did with our first recipient Pete.
SOS: How does it feel to be the inaugural recipient for SOS?
Pete: Being the first recipient of SOS Philly feels incredibly humbling and (literally) life-affirming. It gives me great hope in the potential of human compassion and generosity, and further cements my aspiration to deliver reciprocity. All the goodness directed towards me gives me even more inspiration to do the right thing and pump up the world around me.
SOS: What does it feel like to know that every month you need to have $300 in order to get your life-saving medications?
Pete: It doesn’t feel great to think about the costs that I have to meet every month to pay for my medications, but it’s something I’ll have to handle for the rest of my life, so I’ve accepted it as part of my situation and will deal with it accordingly. That’s just how it is for me from now on, and there is nothing I can do about it. Nowhere to go but forward …
SOS: How will the money donated by SOS donors help you?
Pete: Any the money donated from SOS will go directly to helping pay for the expensive, life-sustaining medications that I will have to take for the rest of my life. Even with insurance these costs pile up high above my means, and any help towards those expenses go a long way, to be sure.
SOS: There is 1 week left for SOS donors to consider your story and donate, what would you like them to know?
Pete: Anyone considering donating should know how helpful any contribution will be, how genuinely appreciative I am of other people’s generosity, and that I have every intention of focusing my life on enhancing the world around me in whatever way I can.