Laura Chalker Recovery Fund

My sister Laura Chalker( maiden Engel) has been a kindergarten teacher since 2008 for the Barrow County Georgia School system. This year she transitioned to another school system which will remain unnamed.  Unfortunately she was unexpectedly diagnosed in October with a dilated aortic root and aortic valve dysfunction.  She successfully underwent open heart surgery  to prevent dissection in November and has an aortic graft and prosthetic valve now. Due to the nature of the surgery she has a lengthy recovery around 8-12 weeks.

Here comes the complication, because she is technically new to the school system she is not qualified for short term disability, FMLA, and other options available to experienced teachers despite her being a teacher for greater then a decade. We all know teachers are already underpaid. She will not be able to return to work until February 2021.

Please join me  and opening your hearts and wallets to supporting her during this time of need. Even the smallest donation would help during this challenging time.

With heart felt gratitude, Bryan Engel


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Bryan Engel 
Dacula, GA
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