Asheboro, NC, August 19, 2020
With sadness, Easterseals UCP learned that one of our administrative assistants was diagnosed with a rare form of ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Tammy Lassiter had to leave the job she loved in the Asheboro office to take care of her health.
Since leaving, the staff got word that Tammy’s condition seriously worsened. She and her family needed help. Tammy, who uses a wheelchair, didn’t have a handicapped accessible ramp at her home. This became unsafe when Tammy needed to get in and out of her home for doctor’s appointments.
Teresa Hughes, the Easterseals UCP Individual and Community Services Program Manager in Asheboro/Greensboro office, said, “Our team wanted to try to help so we decided the best thing we could do is get a ramp built onto her home.”
Gwen Sheets, another Easterseals UCP employee, reached out to Lowes Hardware of Asheboro. Teresa said, “Lowes donated over half of the items needed to build the ramp and gave us the rest of the materials at a discount.” The office staff held a fundraiser to pay for the supplies and the support was overwhelmingly successful. Willard Landscaping donated their time and talents of their staff to build the ramp at no cost. Easterseals UCP is extremely grateful to the community as they came together for Tammy in a time of need.
Teresa said, “This is certainly a case of our team coming together to give back.” Tammy and her family were thrilled to see the Easterseals UCP team rally to support her in a time of need.ABOUT EASTERSEALSEasterseals provides meaningful and exceptional services so that children and adults living with disabilities and mental health challenges can live, learn, work and play in their communities.
For more information contact:Kathy EdgertonChief Communications OfficerKathy.Edgerton@eastersealsucp.com(O) 919-865-8660 | (C) 919-208-0621