“She has seen the depth of the work being done by our health care providers first hand,” according to the fundraiser page. “To celebrate her birthday this month, she wants to give back to the hospital staff at Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital. Join her in saying thank you with a donation to this fundraiser.”
Boy, did her friends respond. The initial goal of $200 was met in a matter of hours.
“I got $200 – it was so fast,” Daminov said. “It just kind of got bigger and bigger.” continued to up the goal by $100 increments as donations poured in. By the time it was over, the fundraiser had raised $1,470 through Facebook, checks that came in the mail and a donation from Kemp herself.
That’s a lot of Chick-fil-A meals for Team Tidelands. But Kemp’s words of gratitude meant just as much.
“Thank you so much for taking excellent care of me when I was in the hospital,” Kemp wrote in a card to hospital staff. “May God watch over you and keep you safe!”
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