Family needs break to be together
When Peter was born, he was a miracle and a blessing for Courtney, like all her children. But Peter has multiple physical disabilities which require hands-on care 24 hours a day. Courtney is a single mother with three children — Michael, 10, Peter, 6, and Angela, 2.
During the weekdays when she works, Courtney has a sitter to take care of Peter, but every evening
and weekend, she is on her own with his care, along with her two other children.
Her family lives several states away and she rarely sees them. They are not close enough to help.
Courtney says that she has to spend so much time taking care of Peter that her daughter Angela and son Michael have suffered.
Michael has had some problems at school and little Angela sometimes cries for no reason at all.
With the holidays coming on, Courtney is finding that she is reaching the breaking point with exhaustion.
She feels that if she could only hire someone to take care of Peter for one night, she and her other children could take a break, go out and enjoy each other’s company as a family.
Your donation to The Star Democrat’s Brighter
Christmas Fund could help give the family a break for one night so they can be together.
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: $74,908.93.