Eagles help mom be mother

Letter to the Editor

Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Thank you for your financial help during the difficult times following my daughter’s automobile accident. I am a single mother, working 60 hours a week to make ends meet. When Laurie Booth slid off the highway and rolled her car, her injuries were severe, and she and I needed me to be at the hospital in Anchorage for two weeks.

The Eagles Club covered my rent, enabling me to be the mother that Laurie needed. I was able to stay at her bedside while she called out for me. Lost wages would have made things very difficult for our family.

I have not needed financial assistance before this, I always thought I could provide. It has been a humiliating and freeing experience to accept help. I have learned that none of us stands alone, and the gift of receiving is equally as powerful as that of giving. Laurie is expected to enjoy a full recovery, thank God, and thank nearly every one who I see about town, too, for all of your prayers and good wishes.

What a great place to call home, even with the cold, dark winter, I feel warm inside my heart.

Barb Booth


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