Katie McKinley, a 5th Grade Teacher at Midway Elementary School and the founder of PattyPacks, will be the guest speaker at our Chapter’s November 1, 2016 membership meeting. PattyPacks was created in loving memory of her son, Patterson Grey McKinley.
The mission of PattyPacks is to assist the families of infants and children born with a vast array of congenital heart defects. PattyPacks strives to reduce the emotional strain on the child’s family during hospitalization.
The inspiration of PattyPacks is derived from Patterson Grey McKinley’s hospitalization, at birth, and subsequent visits to the Medical University of South Carolina. Patterson, his nurses, his doctors and his other heart family friends provided an awesome example of evaluating life’s priorities.
It is PattyPacks intent to deliver “the Pack” for families to utilize during the stressful hours in the operating room and during post op. PattyPacks was launched by the gifts and blessings of many of Patterson’s family and friends and now continues to be supported by the community through fundraisers and our annual PattyPacks Warm a Heart 5K and 10K race.
Over the last 5 years PattyPacks has delivered thousands of packs to families at The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital in Columbia.
NAWIC Chapter #113 Member Meeting will be held at Mashburn Construction,1820 Sumter Street, Columbia, SC 29201. Date & Time: November 1, 2016, at 6:00 PM
For more information, please contact: Coral Brandt (Jumper Carter Sease Architects), Membership Chairperson, phone: 803.791.1020; email: firstname.lastname@example.org