PSPA Host City Charity
The PSPA contact for the Host City Charity is Heather Shevchik-Obrien firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am happy to announce that our 2020 Host City Charity will be Grady’s Decision! Grady’s Decision is a non-profit organization that was created to provide emotional and financial support to families experiencing premature births as well as those families with children needing specialized medical attention. Assistance is case managed based on need. Grady’s Decision can assist with parking costs, food, housing near hospitals and transportation needs. Ultimately, the organization meets the needs of families whether they be financial, emotional or spiritual.
Please read the brief story of the Greer Family who was supported by Grady’s Decision.
“Our baby Austin was born 10 weeks early. This was very unexpected and we had so many mixed emotions. Before Austin we had a son that passed away at just 3 months old, so now with another one coming so early it was scary. A few hours after delivery our son was transported to Saint Vincent’s NICU while I was at the original hospital without him. The next day we were reunited and within a few days we were told about Grady’s Decision by family and friends. I was in shock after reading about their story and cried tears of joy for how much they have helped parents and tears of sorrow knowing the feeling of losing a son. I then became in contact with Ryan (founder) and we have become very close. He cares so much about our son and loves hearing updates. We have been blessed with gas cards, parking passes, diapers, wipes and so much more! I am so thankful for EVERYTHING they have done and for their emotional support. As of today, Austin is still in the NICU – after 41 days we are hoping to bring him home soon! He has been such a fighter and we could not have done this all without your help, thoughts and prayers.”
Donate Financially – The organization can then purchase the requested items as needed. PSPA members, attendees, and PA schools can make financial donations through their registration form or send gift cards or checks made out to “Grady’s Decision” to the PSPA office. (PSPA, P.O. Box 128, Greensburg, PA 15601)