Woman with health problems needs help

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An Augusta woman with severe health problems is hoping to provide a Christmas surprise for a young son who is doing very well in school.

“I have been diagnosed with lupus and cannot work,” she writes. “My son attends Hornsby Elementary, is gifted and makes all A’s. He’s an exceptional little boy and deserves a wonderful Christmas. His father walked out on us four years ago and hasn’t been heard from since.

“I would appreciate it if you could at least help me get my son at least one present.”

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.

Donations are tax-deductible. To contribute:

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

• Bring donations to the cashier’s office at The Chron­icle News Building, 725 Broad St., weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and the Co­lum­bia County Bureau, Pub­lix shopping center, 4272 Wash­ington Road, Suite 3B, week­days from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

• Donate online at augustachronicle.com/emptystocking.


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