Stories from the Basement

Stories from the Basement: November 2019

by Donna Clark RN, Director

The holiday season is here and donations are starting to come through the door. Warm clothing and other necessary supplies are getting replaced and processed out to the clients. We plan to once again this year to have a community Thanksgiving dinner on Monday, November 25, 2019 between 10:30 and 1 pm open to all of our clients, friends, and family. Please feel free to join us here at Wicomico Presbyterian Church. We continue to see 40-60 each day we are open and God allows us to help most everyone in need. Thank you for your donations that help us serve the marginalized in the area. Don’t forget us on “Giving Tuesday”, December 3, 2019. Go online to donate through The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore or join us at Texas Roadhouse for dinner and we will receive a portion of your check when you have a voucher from us. Go to Face Book or contact me.

Today we saw a client who has been with us for many years and has been living in denial about an abscess that keeps recurring on his face. He had to finally admit he had a problem when his pain management doctors told him they could not give him injections for his back pain until the source of his chronic infection was removed. That was three weeks ago and he has been dealing with the medical maze ever since. He saw one dental clinic who said it was a dental surgeon’s area so I sent him to a dental surgeon whose staff said he needed a written referral from another dentist. The original dentist now says he has to return and be examined again and then they would give him a referral. Today he brought me paperwork he needed to complete before they would see him. This is something the average person has trouble with but, combine this with someone who has trouble reading and writing and you have a recipe for failure to follow through. His back pain is so severe that I think he will persevere and get this little sliver of a tooth removed and find relief of his pain.  Please keep him in your prayers.

Hebrews 10:32-36