The Knight Family needs our help!
Charles Knight is a loving husband to Sarah, a selfless father to Bailey, Georgia, and John, and a dear friend to many. As many of you already know, Charles fell ill on December 26, 2017. Charles experienced a cardiac arrest which prevented vital blood flow and oxygen from reaching his body's organs, including his brain. Doctors and nurses were able to resuscitate Charles, but not before his brain had gone several minutes without oxygen. Charles was in a coma for 2 days. To the delight of his family and friends, Charles opened his eyes after a couple of days, and thus began traveling down his long and arduous road to recovery.
Charles is currently rehabbing at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston. His required rehabilitation is both physical and cognitive. While Charles continues to make progress, we are reminded his recovery will be neither quick nor easy. Doctors are cautiously optimistic when communicating Charles's prognosis, but the speed and degree to which Charles will recover is unclear. What is clear, however, is that he will be unable to return to work for the foreseeable future.
As you might imagine, bills are starting to add up, particularly medical bills. These extra expenses come at a time when Sarah and the family are adjusting to life with significant loss of income due to Charles's inability to work.
We have all come to know Charles in different ways. Some of you know him as a dedicated professional colleague with FPL. Some of you know Charles as a servant leader in his community of Coral Gables and Miami at large. Some have been impacted through his volunteerism in the Junior Orange Bowl. And many of you know Charles as someone who loves life. You might have spent time with Charles cruising up and down the Intercoastal in his boat or playing tennis or cheering on the Canes. As for myself, I met Charles early in high school. And more than 25 years later, our enduring friendship remains strong.
Whatever your connection, we all know Charles as a loving and generous soul. In his family's time of need, this is our opportunity to demonstrate our love and generosity. All proceeds from this GoFundMe campaign will go directly to Charles's wife, Sarah.
After speaking with Sarah, it became evident that many who know Charles are interested in supporting Charles and his family. However, it was also clear that friends and colleagues were not sure how best to help. So on behalf of Charles and Sarah, I ask you to consider contributing to this campaign in order to assist the Knight Family during this difficult time. Any donation, no matter the size, is both welcomed and appreciated. Thanks in advance for your help!
- Bob Orban
- Charlie & Gwen Shiflett
- Angelique Suarez
- Rafael Torres
- Pam Rauch
Organizer and beneficiary