Some of you may know Lisa Guillen-Ramos, who recently joined the SSU team as an evening shift CNA. Sadly, not long after starting at Providence, Lisa’s sister died after a struggle with cancer. As you can imagine, Lisa’s had to take unpaid time off work to navigate the practical and emotional aspects of this loss.
We have an opportunity to show some support for Lisa and her family this holiday season.
Here’s what Lisa has shared regarding her needs:
“First and foremost I wanted to say thank you to all from the bottom of my aching heart for all the thoughts while am going through this rough patch. Secondly, my biggest concern right now is my December rent along with all utilities which are all most likely overdue as I didn't pay any of them before I left. And lastly a little something for Christmas for my kids, if possible. If not it is completely okay cause I mentioned rent and utilities are the biggest and main concern.”
Wish list items for the children's Christmas gifts are as follows:
*note: gift sign-up sheet next to surgical services scrub machine.
~16 year old boy:
likes to draw, clothes sizes 3xl Tshirt, basketball shorts 2xl.
~9 year old twins boy and girl
BOY- likes Pokemon, Blade blades, slime. Clothes sizes Tshirt-XL 14/16, Pants 12 husky, Jacket for the cold.
GIRL- likes nail polish, kids makeup, slime. Clothes sizes Tshirt XL 14/16, leggings XL, Jacket for the cold.
~5 year old girl
Likes anything girly makeup, nail polish, hair bows, purses. Clothes sizes Tshirt- 7/8, leggings 6 or 7, Jacket for the cold.
~Soon to be 2 year old boy (12/19 is his birthday)
Loves cars and balls. Diapers size 4 and wipes, clothes sizes 2T for shirts and pants, shoes size 6
Of course, donating to this cause is completely voluntary.
If you would like to help, Sam Navlyt in SSU has volunteered to coordinate gift donations for Lisa and her family. A sign-up sheet for the children's Christmas gifts has been posted by the surgical services scrub machine, and all gifts can be dropped off with either Sam Navlyt, or Vicki Warneking. All monetary donations are only through Gofundme.
Please contact Sam if you feel led to donate this year, or have any questions.
Thank you for your consideration and care for one another.
- Krista Harris