With mounting medical bills, Augusta mother seeks help from Empty Stocking Fund

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An Augusta mother abandoned by her husband and facing mounting medical bills expects a grim holiday season, with little to look forward to in the new year.

The woman’s personal health care costs have led her into bankruptcy, she writes, and her son is also suffering.

“Whatever Christmas assistance you can offer my 6-year-old son, I would most humbly appreciate,” she writes. “He suffers chronic bronchitis.”

The Augusta Chronicle Empty Stocking Fund has helped people such as this for 82 years. Last year, the charity raised more than $104,000 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.

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

• Donate online at augustachronicle.com/emptystocking.

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