McKemey’s To Pay It Forward To The Joseph M Still Burn Center
Posted on February 18, 2009
Filed Under Connor McKemey News
A very important element to Connor’s recovery for Karin and George is to “pay it forward” to the burn center that Connor is at. The center depends on fundraisers and donations to help fund their programs that benefit the survivors and their families as they recover. As the McKemey’s have spent the past two months at the center, they have witnessed many other patients and their families coming in and dealing with those awful first days that they themselves experienced. Not all the families are as blessed as our McKemey’s with an amazing support system not only in family and friends but in community. They receive that support through the programs offered at the center.
Karin has done so much already in helping distraught parents understand what is happening, questions to ask, and how to maneuver around the hospital all the while tending to Connor. But she needs our help to continue to support the center. The Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation provides the programs offered at the Burn Center such as a free place for families to stay, meals throughout the day, etc. Please take a moment to review their website and learn about the center, their programs, and how you can help if you wish. One thing to keep in mind, this burn center serves OUR community and as we are seeing – can help create miracles.
2 key things I would like to point out on the site:
- Rodeo – this is the big fundraiser for the center. They are in need of sponsors of the event (details attached) and what a great day out with friends and family!
- Local Cans for Cash – Tega Cay Fire Department has a trailer located on site where you can drop off your cans to be converted to cash for burn survivors and their families
Again – on behalf of the family – thank you so much for all your prayers, support, ideas, and good thoughts. They continue to be felt. Please feel free to forward this email on and help bring more awareness to the Burn Center, the foundation, and the programs that need our support.
Article by Debbie Tucker
Download Rodeo flyer, sponsor packet, and sponsor form