I am writing to let you know of a personal effort we are making to help Charlene Carter, one of the employees in our Travel Department, through a very difficult time in her personal life. This is not a company sponsored event and there is no requirement or pressure for you to participate. It is entirely voluntary and any help you decide to give will be deeply appreciated. I am trying to make this a surprise for Charlene so please do not let her know of this effort.
As you may or may not know, Charlene is the sole caretaker for her parents and her mother is struggling with some serious health issues that have confined her to a wheelchair. To accommodate the wheelchair, Charlene is going to have to make several expensive modifications to her parents’ home and to put a wheelchair lift in one of their vehicles or to purchase/lease a vehicle that will accommodate a wheelchair. Needless to say, all of this is very costly. Medicare may pay for the lift, but it will not pay for the home modifications. Several people have asked me what they can do to help Charlene and the best solution I see is for those who wish to help to try to ease some of the financial burden of the housing modifications and potential car purchase/lease.
If you would like to contribute, please make a donation via this page or place your cash contribution, check or gift card inside the accompanying envelope that is circulating your department. Please make your check payable to Tina Herron and I will ensure that the cash gets to her. Once I have received all of the contributions, I will give it to Charlene and let her know that it is from her supportive and caring CryoLife family.
Thank you very much for your consideration.
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