Gifts of Comfort Allow Donors to Offer Care for Patient Families
Your gifts to The Guest House at McLeod have provided a “home away from home” for more than 35 years.
And now, new mom Corey Fowler has been led to service for our guests through a chance encounter.
Corey, originally from Ohio, now living in Florence, South Carolina, was enjoying the park one morning
with her baby. She struck up a conversation with another mother from Ohio who had been vacationing in Myrtle Beach and went into early labor. She was rushed to McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence where her premature baby could receive care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
“She shared that she was here alone with her sister. Her husband had to return home to work and take care of their other child. They were relieved to be able to stay safely, comfortably and conveniently in The Guest House at McLeod. I asked her if I could bring her some meals to help make her stay a little easier. She was very appreciative,” explains Corey.
Following this experience, Corey learned that the Guest House is funded entirely by generous donors like you and is a special haven for families of McLeod patients especially young parents of NICU infants.
Corey had started a business, Convenient Crockpot Creations, following the birth of her child. As it grew, she often shared her creations with families struggling with health challenges. She had been praying for guidance to find a more consistent way to help others through her work.
The conversation in the park was an answer to her prayers. Corey decided she wanted to help people in a difficult situation far from home. She found a way to do this by delivering six meals at a time to the Guest House that are stored in the freezer for guests to cook in a crockpot as needed with the Bible verse, 1 John 4:9-12.
“My hope is to share that someone is thinking of them, praying for them and showing them God’s light,” shares Corey. “I have learned in the South that people show love by bringing food for comfort and my business allows me to use it as a ministry to bless others.”
The families who benefit from the Guest House are grateful to you and volunteers like Corey who provide comfort and encouragement when they need it most.