Best Friends Lend A Helping Hand In Memory of Single Mom
Michelle Singleton was a single mom of four children, who was 32 at the time of her cancer diagnosis. Her childhood friends Jody Farley-Berens and Andy Royal McCandless sprang into action to help their friend, making meals, cleaning their house, paying a bill or two when they were able, and doing their best to “lighten the load" on Michelle and the kids.
As Jody and Andy were quick to learn, practical resources for single parents with cancer were non-existent. Although Michelle ultimately passed away at the age of 32, the one-of-a-kind model for Singleton Moms' support services was born. In November 2006, Singleton™ Moms became a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and continues to help parents like Michelle during their cancer treatment by relieving a bit of the overwhelming emotional stress and financial hardship, and giving them more ability to recover and enjoy being with their children.