We got a call this morning from the Georgia Transplant Foundation that they have a lung transplant patient and his care giver for our apartment! I don’t think we could have imagined that this would happen so soon. We are elated!
Their names are William and Melody. I will meet Melody on Saturday at noon to give her the keys to the apartment. She has been sleeping in the hospital lobby since May 24th! This is one of those things that we have always said should NEVER happen.
Interestingly, we also were contacted by two other hospital social workers today, one from Emory and one from Children’s. I do believe we could have filled three apartments on our first day of operation if we had had them ready. It really proves that there is an urgent need for what we are doing.
Our job now is to find financial donors in order to begin the second (and third?) apartment. It costs $5,200.00 to have everything needed to rent an apartment. That includes furniture, furnishings, apartment fee to get in and first months’ rent. WE’RE ON IT!
WHAT AN EXCITING DAY THIS HAS BEEN!