My dear friends & family,
Tonight my heart is heavy and sad for a very dear friend & her two beautiful daughters whose husband died unexpectedly this morning. Erin Geter, a coworker & close friend surprised her husband Mark with a trip to Las Vegas with 3 close friends this past weekend for his 40th birthday! As we all watched him open his present from his wife and daughters this weekend no one would of thought tuesday morning he would be gone. Mark came home sunday and left monday morning for work in south carolina. Erin recieved a phone call from a local hospital in South Carolina telling her Mark was critical and to get there as quickly as she could, sadly...she didn't make it in time. Mark passed away this morning from what appears to be a heart attack at 40 years old. In this tragedy Mark leaves behind my dear friend Erin and her two beautiful daughters Kennedy(4) and Carrington(1). This is such a huge loss to our CMC- Pineville family, and as we all reach to each other for support I am also reaching to you. I realize it is christmas & we are giving many times beyond our means, but I ask you to take this sweet family into your thoughts & prayers and anything you can do will be forever appreciated. We (the hospital staff) are collecting money & gift cards to help Erin, as she is now a single mother with one income supporting two girls on her own. As a weekender we are not allowed to donate Paid Time Off to her, so we are hoping to raise enough money to help Erin take the time off she needs to grieve & help her girls in this very difficult time. Hold your loved ones tight this holiday season and pray that god wraps his arms around Erin & her family in this very difficult time.
Thank you all so much.