AHWAHNEE — Join with friends and neighbors for a gathering at The Hitchin’ Post on Wednesday, Apr. 17, as the nonprofit group Helping One Woman (HOW) honors Coarsegold resident Lisa Lewis and her family. The event begins at 6 p.m.
“Meet Lisa Lewis and her daughter Hannah,” say Lisa’s HOW sponsor, Tricia Hunter Anderson. “Hannah was born with spina bifida. She has battled her entire life with this condition but continues to have a smile on her face and a hug for everyone she meets.”
Along with other complications, Hannah has been fighting a severe blood infection, and recently returned home from a stint at UCSF for an extensive surgery on her foot, as a result.
“Her parents have devoted all their resources to Hannah and her battle,” continues Tricia. “John Carrington and Lisa Lewis used to own The Fudge Stop in the Coarsegold Historic Village. They organized and ran the pumpkin patch and Christmas tree lot there. They are now in critical financial need. We’re calling on this fine community to help them.”
Please join HOW Oakhurst in support of this young family, as the community unites for Lisa at The Hitching Post on Apr. 17. Please RSVP to Tokens at (559) 658-5428 with the number in your party, or if you have any contributions or questions.
HOW meets monthly to celebrate one deserving woman who receives the community’s support when she needs it the most. Those participating in the HOW benefit will offer $10 or more as a suggested donation for Lisa and pay for their own dinner. Proceeds from the April event go directly to Lisa at the end of the evening.
Recipients of HOW are always a woman who is going through a time of irreplaceable loss or who has been through a period of loss within the last 12 months. Irreplaceable loss is defined as a catastrophic loss which cannot be recovered.
HOW says that “one woman with $10 can buy another woman lunch. Ten women giving $10 can buy another woman’s groceries. One hundred women giving $10 can really make a difference in another woman’s life.”
If you know a woman who is going through a time of irreplaceable loss, come to the April HOW meeting and nominate her to be the next recipient. Recipients are chosen in a public drawing.
“Remember that by helping one woman, we help one family and one community.”
Update on March dinner for Ailene Nicole Thomas: