I wanted to let everyone know how much LV and Erin appreciate the support during this difficult time. He is very humbled by the outreach. I spoke with him over the weekend and things are going well. Erin is home and recovering, as we know. The help we have provided is going be huge for them, so Thank You very much to those who elected to help.
At this time, we easily achieved the $1000 initial goal of the campaign to provide a food gift card to help with meals. Knowing others wanted to participate, I created a “stretch goal” of $3,000 to not only help with meals, but with additional child care needs or unknown expenses that will ultimately arise from Erin’s illness. Not surprisingly, that goal was also exceeded and the campaign currently stands at $3675.00 raised. I know we have another $500-700 of verbal donations that have not loaded into Go Fund Me yet, so the account should exceed $4000 before today’s end.
This being said, after speaking to LV, we are NOT going to create another goal. The campaign has been very successful and has exceeded expectations.
We have raised enough money at this time to make a huge impact for LV and his family and again, I thank everyone who participated.
I will, however, leave the site active in case anyone I have not heard from who wanted to participate elects to do so.
My friend and neighbor, Erin Granger had a very serious surgery on Monday, Novemeber 6th to remove a tumor in her pancreas. The doctors ended up taking 2/3 of her pancreas as well as her spleen. The good news is that the tumor was benign and they expect Erin to make a full recovery with full funtionality of her pancreas. However, she is going to have a long recovery of at least 6 weeks. She is home now and in recovery, but the challenge has just begun.
This fund was initially started with a $1000.00 goal to help Erin and her family obtain a "256 to Go" gift card to help with meals. A meal train account was also started, but this will give folks who may not be able to prepare or deliver a meal the ability to donate and help them. Since we blew by the original goal, I have increased that amount to $3000.00, as I know they will have additional child care expenses, potentially uncovered medical bills, and other unanticipated costs that will arise from this illness.
Erin and LV have 3 beautiful children and they will need support as LV runs multiple businesses and this situation is going to be stressful for them for quite a while. Any help/amount is greatly appreciated. Please pray for Erin, LV and the kids during this time.
God Bless and Thank You!
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