"I would like to thank you all profusely for granting me this substantial award of aid toward my medical expenses. As an independent graduate student with heavy debt and a meager income, barely able to pay my groceries at present, these relief funds help considerably to alleviate my immediate financial strain and the attached mental stress. For these months following my freak double emergency, I've been riddled with anxiety, unsure of how I would manage to pay these bills anytime in the near future, given the extent and depth of my present financial issues. I have feared both for long term— the doubtless increasing impact to my credit, and what debilitations that will cost me in my future— and for the very pressing short-term concerns of making it through the month. It is a trial enough to be in graduate school, even given perfect health and sound finances, without all this worry. Staying the course when either or both legs of health or finances are compromised is no easy task. You have made it all the more endurable for me to continue on (much less stressed) forward toward my academic pursuit of a better future— better not only for myself but hopefully for others, as through my very research I aim to find the conditions under which our society might learn to better support its citizens (particularly its students and individuals in medical need) in the first place."