Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Charleston Gazette-Mail Charities ; Beleaguered Couple Longs for Kitchen Furniture

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Charleston Gazette-Mail Charities ; Beleaguered Couple Longs for Kitchen Furniture

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This 55-year-old has a low income and a history of poor health.

She's had stomach surgeries and surgeries for hernias and other issues, her caseworker said. A couple weeks before Thanksgiving, she had to get her throat stretched to help with swallowing. She previously had to deal with a feeding tube for about a year, and her husband had to puree all her food.

The hospital stays and procedures were covered by insurance, but travel and other related expenses weren't.

"They're just very nice people, her caseworker said of the couple, who she has known for over 30 years. "Before she got down and out she would do anything - she would help elderly people, she would go to their homes and help them, she would take them to the grocery store.

But her medical issues now prevent her from doing that. …

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