Health and medical problems are threatening to keep one Aiken family from having a merry Christmas.
A woman writes that her child was diagnosed with infantile spasms at four-months and has to go to a Greenville hospital two to three times a month. Her husband was hurt on the job and has not worked since June.
“Finding a job for myself seems really hard with four babies and taking one back to the doctor so many times,” she says. ” We could not pay rent and other obligations so we had to move in with grandparents. We talked to the girls that this year there may not be any Christmas.”
The Augusta Chronicle’s Empty Stocking Fund has helped make Christmas better for those who needed it for 86 years. The fund has helped people such as this since 1930. Last year, the charity raised more than $100,000 for children and families across the region.
HOW TO CONTRIBUTE
• Mail donations to The Augusta Chronicle’s Empty Stocking Fund, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.
• Drop off donations at the cashier’s office at The Chronicle News Building, 725 Broad St., weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
• Donate online at augustachronicle.com/emptystocking.