Local moms with cancer get homes cleaned for free

Posted at 8:43 PM, Oct 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-23 21:49:34-04

If you're a cancer patient arriving home from chemotherapy treatment, the last thing you want to do is clean your home. There's a local company that's stepping in to help and clean women's homes for free.

Workers with Two Maids and a Mop, vacuum, dust, and wipe down everything. 

Andrea Bessone said, "It is the best part about my job and I know these ladies love it just as much as I do."

The cleaning company helps people like 31-year-old Jocelyn Limmer. Limmer is an artist who lives in Kingston Springs with her dog Max and husband Ted. Lately, an unexpected diagnosis has sent Jocelyn's life into a tailspin. 

Limmer said, "We actually went to the doctor and I was 8 weeks pregnant... and then I found a lump in my breast."

With stage two breast cancer, and little Charlie on the way, she's exhausted. 

Limmer said, "It's been a crazy time we're pushing through."

This free service helps her out. It's made possible through the non-profit "Cleaning for a Reason."

Limmer said it's important to stay healthy and germ free during treatment.

Limmer said, "I wash my hands a zillion times a day and make sure everything is washed so it's nice to know that it's extra clean after they come." 

Two Maids and a Mop is accepting new cancer patients into the program.

Bessone said, "Cleaning houses is hard work, it's not always the most thankful job. But this makes them feel so much better about getting up every day and coming in and providing this service."

Jocelyn highly recommends it-- especially since it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Now with a clean home, she can focus on her health, her art, and of course her baby on the way. 

Limmer said, "She'll be here in the middle of December."

If you are a woman suffering from cancer and would like to apply for the free cleaning program you can go here.

Donations make this program possible. If you would like to contribute you can click here.

If you have questions, you can reach Two Maids and a Mop at 615-834-7071.