A few months ago, our admissions office received an emotional call from a grieving son named Rob. Rob’s dad has a movement disorder. His mom has been the primary caregiver. Though Rob and his sister stay in close touch with their parents and help as often as they possibly can, both siblings are busy with careers and growing families. Then the unthinkable happened.
Rob was frantic, “My mother died last week! The stress of caregiving caused a heart attack. I can scarcely grieve for her because I am so worried about Dad. He can’t be alone. For his sake, I have to ask, is there any way Westminster Canterbury can help us?”
Rob and his sister know that this is the best possible place for the father they love so much. But they also know that his father’s modest salary as a missionary never allowed him to save adequately for retirement.
Support from generous donors to the Fellowship Program allows us to say, “Yes” when a crisis like Rob’s arises. Your inspiring generosity provides housing, meals, medical care and all the aspects of vital living found at Westminster Canterbury. We can’t do it without help from generous donors.
To learn more about how to support Westminster Canterbury’s Fellowship Program, contact Elizabeth Vaughan, 804-264-6204.
*The details in this story have been changed to protect the anonymity of our Fellowship recipients.
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