Lex-Care: Cancer patient needs $495 to pay rent.

Sean Wright, a social worker at the Senior Citizen Center, submitted a case to Lex-Care last week.

His client is a divorced woman who needs $495 to pay her rent. She worked in the medical field until she was diagnosed with colon and lymph node cancer. She had to stop working to receive treatment.

The cost of her prescribed medication has been more than $500 a month and as a result of this added expense, she has fallen behind on her rent. She is appealing for assistance to defray future medication costs.

Once her rent is paid and pharmacy assistance is received she will be able to manage.

You can help: Send tax-deductible contributions to Lex-Care Inc., P.O. Box 1328, Lexington, Ky., 40588. Contact Lex-Care at (859) 699-9859 or