Last December, Lillian was in the hospital undergoing surgery and facing the resulting complications.

She's excited about this Christmas, the first she'll be able to spend with her 18-month-old.

Lillian has not been able to work as much as she did before her surgery, and things have been tight for the family. But she is grateful to be healthy, on the road to recovery and able to spend time with her children.

Your contribution can help this family have a happier holiday by providing assistance with basic needs until Lillian is fully recovered.

Donations to The Post and Courier's Good Cheer Fund have helped the less fortunate in the Lowcountry since 1927. The six charitable organizations sharing the funds collected are the Association for the Blind, Catholic Charities, Carolina Youth Development Center, Lowcountry Food Bank, Salvation Army and the Star Gospel Mission. There are no administrative costs involved and every cent of the money raised goes directly to the agencies.

Send tax-deductible contributions to the Good Cheer Fund, c/o The Post and Courier, 134 Columbus St., Charleston, SC 29403-4800. Donations also may be made in person or online at www.goodcheerfund.com. In order to be listed in the paper by Christmas Day, contributions must be received in our office by noon on Wednesday.

CONTRIBUTIONS

In honor of the Porter-Gaud Faculty and Staff from Nancy and DuBose Egleston 200.00

Morelli Heating & Air Conditioning 500.00

In thanksgiving for my wonderful grandchildren 500.00

In thanksgiving for Anne, Anne, Harriett and Susan 100.00

James, Kate, Jimmy, Julia Ann, Caroline and David Kennedy 100.00

Sharing our blessings with others. Integral Solutions Group, Charleston 100.00

In honor of Lynne and Varner Ricards at Intramed Plus 250.00

From Michael and Mary Alexander 100.00

Buddy and Sue Wehman 200.00

In honor of 50th wedding anniversary of Sib and Whit Scoggin from Keith and Susanne Emge 50.00

In honor of my mother, Mary Lou Abbott, with love and affection from Becky and Emily 100.00

To Michiana family: Paul and Cyndi, Carolyn and Bob, Kathy and Gary, and Bill Sykes with much love, Becky and Emily 100.00

On behalf of the Executive Director and the SC Sea Grant Consortium Staff 381.00

ANONYMOUS

100.00

1,000.00

300.00

300.00

35.00

100.00

100.00

25.00

IN LIEU OF CARDS

Mrs. Barney Chaplin Jr. 100.00

IN MEMORY OF

John Hugh Price 25.00

Nicolas G. Latto 250.00

Lucy Foster Gaillard, J. Palmer Gaillard Jr., Henrietta Freeman Gaillard and W.T. Tamsberg 50.00

J. Douglas Donehue 50.00

Janett Harken. Love, Harry 50.00

Mama Net. Love, Brooks and Maggie 50.00

My loving wife, Martha M. Withrock 100.00

Our Gam from Peter, Scott, Nancy, Jody and Richard 100.00

My father, Dr. Julian R. Harrison III 100.00

Our fathers George Cracraft and Alec Heath, our best man Tommy Meteraud and the Maestro Bill Becknell 100.00

Daughter Joy Lee, from Hope and Jay 100.00

Our parents Richard and Joyce Robinson and Andy Sikora. We love and miss you! John and Cathy 50.00

Frank Drayton and Mac Mood 25.00

Eleanor Cain Stutler 50.00

Clark Richardson 100.00

In honor and memory of our parents, Mary Haygood and Edward Gregory Sr. 50.00

Ina and Josie 100.00

Vance Grady 100.00

Johnny McConnell, our eternal Christmas Angel, from Martha, Glenn, Marcus and Sara Nash DeBiasi 125.00

All those we have lost this year 100.00

Our son and brother Kevin William Malley 100.00

My Moma, Betty Taylor, David Corbett, Judy Dodds, Ursula Kaiser, Mama Katie and Mama Stoppelbein 50.00

Nancy Pearson (NanaBert) and Mary Lee Etheridge (Great Mimi). With love, Bruce, Amy Pierce and Emma 100.00

Barney Chaplin Jr. We miss you very much! Your family in Charleston and Columbia, SC. 200.00

My mother Jean Shetler 25.00

Cecilia and Fritz Brueggeman 25.00

TODAY'S TOTAL $6,916.00

PREVIOUS TOTAL $163,763.79

YEAR TO DATE $170,679.79

LAST YEAR TO DATE $197,587.43