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.
I don't even know where to begin. As I sit here, a week has passed of Mark joining Our Lord in heaven. I am truly humbled in the abundance of love and support, and overly grateful for the monetary gifts. A huge financial burden has been eased as I take this time to morn and grieve the loss of Mark. It is very apparent in the response of what a wonderful man he was. Anyone that knew Mark, knew he didn't meet a stranger and he kept a smile on his face. In this difficult time, I am reminded I am not the only one at a loss in this time of his passing. I know that I will never be able to say enough thanks to you all. There is so much I feel that needs to be said, but at a complete loss for the words. I will remind the girls as they grow the LOVE their father had for them and how much he was loved! From the bottom of my heart I Thank You All again for your love and support. Continue to keep us in your prayers as harder times are yet to come.
A Million Thanks and God Bless
Tragedy often has a way of making people stop, think & put things in perspective at least for a short time. I ask that each of you hold onto that perspective. Seeing this outreach of love to my dear friend, how much good can be found in people in a time of need has changed me. I am so thankful to somehow be connected to each and everyone of you.
TO a lovely family and lovely friend and brother.
Thank you for setting this up, Danielle. Erin has been my friend for almost 30 years. Please give to this deserving family. I can't imagine the grief and pain they are experiencing right now.
So hard to imagine the pain and grief that you are experiencing right now. Please know that you are so loved by your second family and that we will walk along beside you as your heart tries to heal from this tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your beautiful girls.
So sad to hear this. Praying for you and your family Erin.
I love you so much Erin! You are so amazing and strong. May God wrap his arms around you and your family and may you feel the embrace of all of us who are here to lift and support you!!!
Please help this wonderful family