Nov 25, 2013 | Atlanta, GA
Carole-Anne Whitehurst has a very personal reason for supporting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta — if it weren’t for this nonprofit, Whitehurst wouldn’t have made it past her first birthday.
Within minutes of her birth, Whitehurst was rushed to Egleston (now known as Children’s) for emergency surgery, which would later be followed by open-heart surgery a few months later. But the health issues didn’t end there — Whitehurst would suffer two strokes as a result of the heart surgery.
“While I don’t remember much about the surgeries or the hard recovery work involved, I do remember the doctors and nurses at Egleston,” said Whitehurst, senior administrative professional in the Advanced Concepts Lab at Georgia Tech Research Institute. “That’s why I will always support Children’s during the Charitable Campaign and encourage others to support the charity of their choice.”
There’s still time to donate tothe 2014 Campaign, which ends on Dec. 15. So far, $217,612 has been pledged by 705 members of the Georgia Tech community. But there’s still a ways to go before the Institute reaches its goal of 1,500 donors and $330,000. Those who donate to the Campaign will be entered into a drawing for a one-night stay and breakfast for two at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center.