Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas... Thank you all for your donation this year... We are not done. The family still needs your help... I will be posting an update later this week as what we have been able to accomplish for Ms Williams...
It's Friday and everyone is looking forward to the long weekend... I wish everyone a happy Labor Day in honor of all those that work their butts off. Coach Boots Williams worked hard all his life and deserves his Insurance payment. Susan Williams deserves to be compensated. I will not quit until the right thing is done. Until then, I'm asking you to contribute what you can,...
Couple of great verses from the book of James. I thought I should pick something from the book of James :-)
James 2: 15 If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, "Go in peace, [b]be warmed and be filled," and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that?
We've collected over $1500 for the Susan Williams fund in 2 weeks. Thank you everyone !!! If someone has some ideas on how I can reach out to more people, please send me a message. I'm flying solo right now :-). Hope all the teachers had a great day back to school with the students. PLEASE help me help this family..
Hi, I thought I should give a little background to as why I started this donation page. I originally found out about this story August 6th on WFAA's website. Many people, including myself, expressed outrage as to how Susan Williams was being treated by both PISD and the insurance companies. There was lots of talk about setting up a site like this but no action. So my wife and I decided to take action.
Be assured, I have been in contact with Mrs Williams and her son in law. The family is very grateful to those that are reaching out and supporting them during a very difficult time in their lives. All proceeds go to Mrs Williams. The only compensation my wife and I are getting is the joy of being able to help out our neighbor. You can read the full WFAA article below.
PLANO - Susan Williams knew her husband was dying -- that was hard enough.
Now, the widow of a longtime Plano teacher is dealing with an insurance headache that started with miscommunication and an 11-day difference.
Robert Williams taught math at Plano West Senior High and coached the hockey club. Last summer, he was diagnosed with stage-four lung cancer and underwent chemotherapy.
Though weak, he went to teach on the first day of school. It didn't go well.
"He said he wasn't able to keep up," Susan Williams said. "Sometimes the kids would ask him questions, and he'd have to think about it."
Williams took sick time. His wife said he went to the district's human resources department to make sure there were no issues with his life insurance policy, because the district had just changed companies.
"They said, 'Look, you signed up on time,'" Mrs. Williams said. "'You're paying your premium. Go home and get well.'"
Two weeks later, Williams died.
Susan Williams filed a claim to collect on his insurance policy. But it was denied.
The policy required the teacher to work one day; September 1, or any day after September 1. Robert Williams was there August 21, 11 days too early.
"Had they told him that he had to work one day, he would've gone in and worked one day," Mrs. Williams said. "Because then, his policy would've been in effect and he wouldn't have had any problems."
Susan Williams said her husband went to his grave thinking his family would be taken care of. They have a son with special needs.
"It hurts," she said. "And if they have done it to my husband, don't think for one minute, they're not going to do it to some other teacher who works in the school district and then something happens."
In a written statement from Plano ISD Superintendent Richard Matkin, district leaders say their old and new insurance carriers reviewed Williams claim, along with an independent firm.
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