Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Newborn baby, cardiac arrest – May 26, 2017

A young couple from Summerville was expecting a delivery of their baby daughter with all indications she was healthy and a good size estimated to be about nine pounds.  For some unknown reason the baby went into cardiac arrest and wasn’t breathing as she delivered.  The doctors and nurses performed CPR on the baby to revive her.  They also cooled the baby’s body to help prevent organ damage.  Unfortunately she went into cardiac arrest for a second time and thankfully was successfully resuscitated again.  However, as a result of the CPR she had a fractured rib and it punctured an internal organ.  She has been in NICU at MUSC since her birth over a week ago.  The family has been driving back and forth from Summerville to MUSC and putting quite a few miles on the vehicles.  Change for a Dollar provided $100 in gas gift cards to help with the travel expenses.  An organization that the father volunteers with heard of the Change for a Dollar $100 donation and they also chipped in for additional gas cards to help as well.  While the family is optimistic and prognosis is good please pray for the family and the rapid recovery of the baby girl.

Gas cards - $100.00

Monday, May 8, 2017

Homeless man returns to N. Carolina– May 4, 2017

A young man originally from North Carolina was granted permission by his Parole Officer the right to move to Summerville because he had a solid job offer.  This worked out for a few months until he was laid off from the job and did not have the means to support himself.  He eventually found his way to the local homeless shelter.  He remained in contact with his Parole Officer the whole time who advised him that a program had recently opened up in NC for former inmates that included subsidized housing and a job.  As much as the young man wanted to remain in Summerville his best opportunity for regaining self-sufficiency was to return to NC and enter into the program.  Change for a Dollar assisted in purchasing a bus ticket for him to return to NC.

Bus ticket to NC - $54.00