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SCV Helping Hand: The effects of brain surgeries have forever changed the life of one former teacher

Posted: June 19, 2011 1:55 a.m.
Updated: June 19, 2011 1:55 a.m.

This week’s Helping Hand recipient: Tracie Bosket
Amount: $1,000

By Anita Wiggins

To whom it may concern,
I was introduced to Tracie Bosket as her case worker when she joined Single Mothers Outreach.

Tracie is a mother of three who was living in Las Vegas, where she was a teacher. She was teaching secondary math and the coordinator assigned to help integrate technology into the classroom.

She had some medical issues come up that required her to have two brain surgeries about a year and a half ago.

The brain surgery caused her to lose many functions that are basic to thinking and communicating.

She was no longer able to work, and her marriage fell apart.

She and her three children moved to Santa Clarita to receive family support.

She had to start from scratch to relearn many basic skills.

She has done an amazing job in her rehabilitation and is currently working to get her master’s degree in instructional design and technology.

Reading and writing are very time consuming and taxing for her.

I nominate Bosket as a candidate for the “SCV Helping Hand Fund” in the amount of $500.

She is not allowed to drive since her surgery because of possible seizures due to her medical condition.

She needs a companion to ride with her as she travels on the bus and train.

Her children assist her in this role.

She finds it difficult to come up with the money to pay for their tickets especially since many of her activities require her to use the Metrolink.

She would also use the money to assist her children in daily living expenses.

I have been very impressed with Tracie’s determination and focus to get back on her feet and become independent again.

I hope you might be able to assist Tracie and her family by considering her for the SCV Helping Hand award.

Thank you,
Anita Wiggins


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