In 1999, Anthony Ginnetti, 31, was diagnosed with cancer and the costs of his treatment were overwhelming to him and his wife, Sue. No matter how difficult things got, Sue would spend time working with the children in the cancer ward. The Ginnettis were always active in their community, so Betterment wanted to help. With support from more than 100 guests at the First Annual DC Golf Outing, Betterment paid the Ginnettis’ mortgage during Anthony’s experimental cancer treatments and following Anthony’s tragic death just weeks after the golf outing in his honor.
“During one of the scariest times in our life, Betterment helped us so we didn’t have to worry about losing our home. So much of our normalcy came from being there with our dog, during very difficult cancer treatments and countless surgeries. My husband was not able to work and ended up in a wheelchair, and the bills mounted. So not having to worry about the mortgage was an absolute godsend,” said Sue.
“After my husband died, thanks to Betterment’s year of support, I was able to get a small second job and keep the house. For us, they found just the perfect gift, and I will never forget it.”
Although Sue’s tragic loss will stay with her, we are thrilled to hear that four years later she is doing well. “Since Anthony’s death, there have been high and low roads for me, but I am happy to say, that I have been blessed a second time in life. I met my current husband Scott two years ago and we were married in the fall of 2003.” Betterment was excited to hear that in September of 2004, Sue and Scott welcomed their baby girl Nicolina into their family.
“What Betterment means to me is friendship, hope and this tremendous helping hand.” ~Sue Ginnetti