MMTPT167 ~ DESTINATION STATION:
This week our destination is Fairport, Ohio. If you would like a destination for your card this week, how about sending it Chip. Chip is the husband of fellow teapotter Karen (Redbugdriver).
Chip's situation was brought to my attention by one of Karen's best SCS buddies, Pam (bailmac).
Chip has had problems with his foot for a very, very, very long time. He recently spent quite some time in the hospital during which time he had two surgeries due to an ulcer on his foot. The most recent surgery resulted in a partial amputation. Chip will be able to walk, but the next three to six weeks is crucial. Chip has to stay in a Rehabilitation Center away from home during this time. He has to 100% completely be committed to keeping any and all weight off that foot. You all must know, that for a man, that is not an easy thing to accomplish! This surgery and rehabilitation is hopefully the end of a difficult 7 years of foot problems, pain and worry and the beginning of life with some adjustments but in the end a much improved scenario.
Chip is a referee! He loves to referee! Unfortunately, after his partial amputation, he will no longer be able to do what he loves. He will however stay close to the world he loves by teaching referee classes. Of course, its no surprise that he is a huge Ohio State Buckeyes fan and he loves to fish!
Karen has kept this a secret from Chip as she hopes to show up to visit him one day at the Rehabilitation Center with a armful of cards to cheer him up! Hey, if we send a ton of cards, that will keep him quiet! Sitting all day opening up cards! Whoot! Let's make that happen!
Here is Chip's address:
1148 High Street
Fairport Harbor, OH 44077
Thank you everyone!! Thank you Pam!