A woman in a wheelchair was pushed up to the checkout table at GraceWorks’ Manger last week.
She looked to be about 40, with rich dark hair and an unlined face. But her extreme pallor gave away her true condition.
She is dying.
Diagnosed with terminal cancer, she had left Hospice care against the wishes of her doctor to choose Christmas gifts for her children one last time.
While most of the neighbors GraceWorks serves are not in such harsh and heartbreaking circumstances as this woman is experiencing, each of them has a unique story. Often the reason they need help turns on an unexpected event—an illness, an accident, a divorce, a death—that has left them unable to care for their needs on their own. Help us meet future needs in our community by making a year-end, tax-deductible donation by December 31.
To donate online quickly and securely, click here. Donation checks to GraceWorks postmarked by December 31 will be credited as a 2016 charitable contribution. Our address is 104 Southeast Parkway, Franklin, TN 37064.