Thirty-year-old J.C. has been out of work since April and is facing a number of medical issues. After a previous hip decompression surgery that seems to have failed, J.C. needs a total hip replacement, has been diagnosed with a torn meniscus of the left knee and is walking with crutches.

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In addition, J.C. has major dental problems. He needs oral surgery to remove four very impacted wisdom teeth which are almost horizontal in his mouth, misaligning other teeth and causing him great pain. Without action on this soon, he will face major complications.

Due to his inability to function independently, J.C. has moved in with his foster parents. His problems prevent him from participating in daily routines as well as playing with and financially supporting his young child.

Your generous donation to The Post and Courier's Good Cheer Fund will help a local agency provide financial help and dental care that will improve J.C.'s level of functioning, reduce his pain and give him a sense of hope.

Since 1927, contributions to The Post and Courier's Good Cheer Fund have helped the less fortunate in the Lowcountry during the holidays. The six charitable organizations sharing the funds are the Star Gospel Mission, Salvation Army, Lowcountry Food Bank, Carolina Youth Development Center, Association for the Blind and Coastal Catholic Charities. Every penny of the money goes to these agencies as there are no administrative costs involved.

Send your 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

To be listed in the paper by Christmas Day, contributions must be received in our office by noon on Monday.

For more information, call 937-4831.


Wanda and Tom Seay 100.00

In honor of: Jack, Grier, Janie, John and Sam 150.00

Al and Linda Estee 150.00

Mary Ann Tindal 50.00

Bob and Norma Newton 100.00

To honor The Meridian Place Garden Club 25.00

In honor of: Kathryn, Kyle, Stockton, Shelby and Laura Grace. Love, Mimi and Pa Pa 50.00

In honor of my parents, Mr. Charles C. and Mrs. Earnestine L. Robinson. Love you both so very much, Harriett 50.00

Mary and King 100.00

Jan MacDougal 50.00

Gladys Kahler 100.00

Rebecca and Roger Markwald 150.00

W. Larry and Judith Dandridge 35.00

The Claytons 25.00

In honor of mother Ann Deschel's 90th birthday 1,000.00

Jesse and Lenna Kirchner 1,000.00

Randy and Cary McGann 300.00

Andrew Lowry 100.00

Alex Thompson 100.00

Olivia Johnson 100.00

Kaitlyn Lowry 100.00

A.J. Lowry 100.00

Jamie Lowry 100.00

Laura Ann Johnson 100.00

Danielle Johnson 100.00

Andrea and Jim Lowry 200.00

In honor of my brother and his wife, Henry and Cindy Garrison 75.00

In honor of my nephew and his family, Grae and Laura Garrison and Lené, James, Brandt and Kaelyn 75.00

In honor of my nephew, Shaun Garrison and girlfriend - Ms. Karina Price 75.00

In honor of my niece and her family, Leigh and Matthew Trotter and Weston and McKlain 75.00

In honor of my daughter and her family, Dillion, Levi, Cole, Mallory and Wyatt 75.00

In honor of my daughter and her family, Elaine and John Wiegman and Jay, Sara and Danny 75.00

Bernese Carr and Papa 25.00

John Doose 200.00

Joe and Rebecca Wilson 100.00

"The Belle Hall friends" 210.00

Linda Moser 100.00

Rosen & Associates, Inc. 100.00

Dyana Lowndes 100.00

The Law Office of Richard A. Hricik, PA 100.00

Wonderful grandsons Ford and West - thanks for the Christmas tree from Gag and Pop. Thanks to nurse Ratchitt, from Mom and Dad 25.00

Welcome home Caroline, from Gag and Pop 25.00













Horace and Margaret Smith 25.00

Art and Ellen Rooney 100.00


My husband, our daddy and Pop, David G. Graham Jr. 10.00

Our parents, Alex and Myrtle Schilling 10.00

My big brother, George, from Jack Mikus 175.00

My big brother, George, from Gabe Mikus 100.00

In His Holy Name, from Dan and Raye Dukes 500.00

Mama Net and Harry. Love, Brooks and Maggie 100.00

Our son, Mark 100.00

Bones Brinker 25.00

My loving husband, Larry Bassett 35.00

Our dear friend, Katherine Clark 30.00

Our sister, Barbara Grandin, from Hope and Jay 100.00

Louise and Mary Frances Storen 25.00

Michael F. Storen 25.00

Larry and Chuck Seithel by Joan 25.00

Ruth Mead and Buddy Henry 50.00

William D. Chamberlain 50.00

Harry and Betty Croft 250.00

My husband, Marion J. Hanckel, I miss you - Carol 25.00

Walkie 100.00

Lewis Aston 100.00

Lily 100.00

Ging, Pop, B and Clifton 50.00

Joseph W. Detyens, from his family 50.00

Our dear friend, Henrietta Freeman Gaillard, from the Pauls 50.00

Our daughter, JoAnn V. Augustus, from Carl and JoAnn Augustus 100.00

Col. Herbert L. Bridger 50.00

My parents, John and Louise Bettis, with love from Anne 100.00

Our parents, Evelyn and Aaron Balkham and Ruth and Tom Reed, from Rita and Dennis Balkham 200.00

Stephanie and Keith 200.00

Phyllis and Lawrence Walker 150.00

Francis K. and Helen P. O'Toole 35.00

My dear friend of 77 years, Frances Siegling, from Jan 50.00

A most special friend, Bob Ivey, from Jan 50.00

Orian Andrew Manucy 150.00

Jane B. Moyes, Marilyn and Robert Kube, Bart, Tanner and Tashi 200.00

Our parents, Grace, C.B., Betty and Jack, by CALF 100.00

My husband, Sam, and my parents, from Ruth 75.00

John M. Gantt 175.00

Dr. John C. Hawk Jr. and Nancy D. Hawk 300.00

Raymond Wheeler Player 75.00

Ryan DeLoach 25.00

Melvin M. Chassereau and Vivian Chassereau Bellew 75.00

John D. and Beulah Walker Rials, John D. Jr. and Violet Rials 50.00

W.M. (Billy) Weeks, Lucille and Jullian Smith and Eletha and Duncan Weeks Sr., given by Marilyn Weeks 100.00

My good friends, David Petty and Billy Kopel 50.00

Our parents: Mr. and Mrs. Francis F. Bellinger and Mr. and Mrs. Douglas S. Cone 25.00

My wife, Joan, by Elwood Housand 100.00

"The irrepressible Jane Lareau" 50.00

Our parents, Camiell and John Eaton and Dera and Paul Bicaise, from Frankie and Betty Eaton 50.00

Our grandfather, Roy L. Stewart, from Chip and Ellie 50.00

Hamlin David 25.00

My mother, Nonie G. 200.00

Our beloved Chester, from John and Donna McGlynn 20.00

Sonia Patel 101.00

Dot Smith. Love, Paul 20.00

Our sister, "Peach," from Mac and Janice Stanton 100.00

Muriel P. Muckenfuss 100.00

Our fathers 50.00

My granddaughter, Lea 100.00

Our parents, from Walt and Shirley Nadzak 100.00

Dog Dog, with love from Bella, John and Sara Riley 300.00

TODAY'S TOTAL $13,501.00

PREVIOUS TOTAL $172,786.87

YEAR TO DATE $186,287.87

LAST YEAR TO DATE $135,621.07