From Sam Kelly, ECS Director of Advancement/Alumni Relations:
Dana and Frazer Gieselmann, both former ECS students, have been dealing with the tragic loss of their daughter, Milla. All the while, they are tending to the needs of their youngest daughter, Elle, who has the same fatal diagnosis, Batten disease, as her sister. The Gieselmanns' oldest daughter, Ann Carlyle (age 8), is healthy. They are living what most of us would describe as our greatest nightmare, yet we who know them are seeing the love and perseverance of Christ in their every dealing. It is a witness to thousands of the comfort and care of Jesus during horrific circumstances though the Body of Christ.
It is with great humility and thankfulness that I announce that we presented this special family with a gift of $1,000 from our MS student council in Middle School Chapel. It was an honor to be a very small part of the care and keeping of Elle as her symptoms continue to progress. We trust this money from ECS will be a huge blessing to their family, as it is certainly a blessing for us to be able to pass along what we have been given. Kathie and Kent Gieselmann (Grandparents/Former Board Member and a long association with ECS as parent, sub, Bible study leader, and much more) also attended the presentation.
Also, this Saturday, May 20, the Miles 4 Milla event will raise funds and awareness for the newest location of the Kemmons Wilson Family Center for Good Grief, Milla's House, named for Milla Gieselmann. Read more about how to be involved at this link: http://miles4milla.org/