West Georgia Eye Care Center and Cataula Community Come Together!
The local weather was perfect this past Saturday as a community of friends came together early in the morning to help one of their own. WGECC was pleased to be a part of the fund-raising yard sale for our sweet patient, Ms. Mahaley Lowe. The event was held in Cataula, under a blue sky and atop a grassy knoll on property that was generously offered for use by the American Sand and Gravel Company. Even the Easter Bunny showed up for the fun!
Cataula has a well-known history of its residents looking out for one another. Ms. Lowe has lived there for nearly all of her 78 years in the same home that she was born in. Glaucoma has robbed Ms. Lowe of her vision and other health issues have slowed her down. She maintains most of her independence but her home has become unsafe. Without the critical renovations that are needed, Ms. Lowe may not be able to remain in her beloved home. Her community has rallied to keep that from happening!
The big-hearted staff and physicians of West Georgia Eye Care Center and The Eye Surgery Center of West Georgia did some spring cleaning and collected gently used items for donation to the cause. Misty Kearney (LASIK coordinator for WGECC) made it a family event and recruited her husband (Columbus Police Department Officer, Fred Kearney) to volunteer with her to man the sell tables. Many of our patients stopped by and purchased something, 100% of the money received went to the fund. Our physicians also made donations to the Go Gund Me page set up for Ms. Lowe. If you would like to visit that page to donate or to read more about her, the link is posted below: