On May 1, 2006, after days of almost no sleep while
caring for Derek, Cyndie confronts 'grandpa' Patrick Degnan, a longtime
family friend, about whether he'll be able to help with rent and funeral
expenses as Derek is caught in the middle. Cyndie hopes to set up a
non-profit organization so families don't have to endure the same financial
struggle and chaos they have experienced. 'I just wish that some of the
percentage of money that goes to cancer research can be diverted to families
going through this because many people will never benefit from the research,'