Man strug­gles to help grand­chil­dren

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Ter­rence is a dis­abled and re­tired grand­fa­ther who has cus­tody of his three grand­chil­dren due to their par­ents’ in­abil­ity to care for them.

Ter­rence fought a bru­tal cus­tody bat­tle against their abu­sive mother and fa­ther. As much as he loves his grand­chil­dren, he strug­gles daily to pro­vide for them.

His health is de­clin­ing swiftly, as he has been fight­ing a los­ing bat­tle against lung can­cer and COPD. Ter­rence has been able to sup­port his fam­ily with his re­tire­ment sav­ings for a cou­ple years, but the bills are start­ing to pile up.

The Brighter Christ­mas Fund is Ter­rence’s only hope for pro­vid­ing his beloved grand­chil­dren with an ac­tual Christ­mas.

Tax-de­ductible do­na­tions, which also help other fam­i­lies in need on the Mid-Shore, may be sent to: The Brighter Christ­mas Fund, c/o The Star Demo­crat, P.O. Box 600, Eas­ton, MD 21601. Do­na­tions also may be made on­line at www.brighter­christ­mas­fund.org (click the do­nate button).

The to­tal to date is: $90,357.96.

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