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September 24, 2018

Your Support Changes the Lives of Our Neighbors: Meet Dean, Mary & Their Two Children

Each week, NeedLink Nashville's team of social workers review our client needs and requests for support. Here is one of them:

Dan and Mary were hard working Nashvillians holding down two full-time jobs and celebrating the birth of their second child, a son.

In January 2018, when their youngest child was 4-months-old, Dan unexpectedly suffered a stroke, creating medical bills and an inability to continue working. He and his wife modified their lives, attempting to live on her salary alone while raising two children, as they patiently waited for his Social Security disability check to come in.

As the family struggled to get caught up, Dan turned to NeedLink Nashville for help to pay their past due electric bill and prevent their family from losing their electricity in August, one of the hottest months of the year.