By 'Editor, LDSCaNews'
LDS Church Helps Stricken Girl
LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, CANADA -- Having to deal with a liver illness
can be a very stressful event. Particularly if it is your six-year
old daughter. Dale and Dawn Wilson have both left their jobs in an
effort to deal with this very thing as their daughter Melissa battles
a liver disease. The disease leaves her with pain and the inevitable
choice of a transplant.
When Jody Humphries, school chairman of the elementary school where
Melissa attends Grade One, found out about the situation, she helped
to make nearby families know of the situation. She sent a letter with
each student requesting from the parents food and financial
Coupled with news stories in the local paper and on television, the
response has been phenomenal. Humphries, a member of the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, mentioned that Dale's employer
will be paying the family's benefits and will help with mortgage
payments "and other household costs."
In addition, the LDS Church has also contributed a large food order
which, according to the Herald, will provide food for the family,
along with community donations, for at least a few months.
Lethbridge Herald, 20Jan2001
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