Each year, the crafters make a variety of items including quilts and jewelry to be auctioned at their annual event. The money raised typically is split among several charities, but the group decided this year that all of it would go to Tidelands Health.
“We feel so incredibly privileged to accept this special donation in memory of Jan Butts,” said Jessica Sasser, executive director of the Tidelands Health Foundation, who attended the auction. “We extend our gratitude to this caring group of crafters at Oceanside Village. This donation will help meet a growing need for neurological care in our community.”
The expansion of neuroscience services is already underway. Tidelands Health, in partnership with Encompass Health, will open a 52,000-square-foot rehabilitation hospital in Little River in May. The inpatient hospital will provide specialized care for patients recovering from stroke and neurological disorders, as well as those recovering from other complex medical conditions.
During the auction event, the crafters heard about the new hospital and learned that their donation is the first to support the foundation’s new campaign for neuroscience care.
“Of course, that made all of us cry,” Spicknall said. “We can feel good about what we did.”