The case featured this week was submitted by Janice Purdy, a case manager at Hospice/Palliative Care. Her client is a grandmother who needs $113.60 to pay her one month past-due electric bill.
Purdy says the woman's grandson, whose mother is deceased, has cancer. He also has developmental delays and physical disabilities due to a premature birth. He requires around-the-clock care, which she is providing.
The grandson has to go to Cincinnati Children's Hospital, and the grandmother's vehicle is not equipped for his wheelchair and is she is able to lift him by herself. She is trying to locate transportation to take them to and from Cincinnati later this month, where her grandson will have surgery. If he stays overnight she will find assistance with housing while there and hopes to save enough to cover the cost of food and other expenses during the stay. Once the bill is paid and she and her grandson return home, she thinks she will be able to manage the household on her income from Social Security.
You can help: Send tax-deductible contributions to Lex-Care Inc., P.O. Box 1328, Lexington, Ky., 40588. Contact Lex-Care at (859) 699-9859 or Lexcare.org.