Woman suffering health problems wants merrier Christmas for her children

An Augusta woman suffering many health problems would like to get some help in giving her five children a merrier Christmas. She would also like to honor her late daughter, who was killed in 2002 when a drunken driver crashed into their car.


The daughter – a high school senior – had just gotten off work from her job at McDonald’s when the wreck occurred.

“My wish would be able to put a tombstone on my daughter’s grave,” she writes. “Please help my little children to have a Merry Christmas.

“Thank you for whatever you can do.”

The Augusta Chronicle Empty Stocking Fund has helped people such as this for 81 years. Last year, the charity raised more than $115,000 that helped children and families across the region.

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• Mail donations to The Augusta Chronicle’s Empty Stocking Fund, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

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