Bleckley resident asking for a sea of red Monday | Community Spirit
Earlier this month, many people donned green in order to avoid being pinched on St. Patrick's Day. One Bleckley woman is asking people to wear red Monday in support of someone facing a big challenge.
Almost three years ago, Sara-beth Martin had her second heart surgery. She was just eight years old at the time. Four days before her surgery, a party/community rally was held in her honor. It was organized by Bleckley Elementary teacher Mi Waters and some friends.
Waters had met Sara-beth and mom Becky Martin (both of Cochran) in early April 2011. Waters was moved to act after hearing of what Becky was going through not only because of the looming surgery but the previous health issues both Sara-beth and son Michael had endured.
That was the impetus for the party. On March 31, Sara-beth will have her third heart surgery. She's currently at Egleston Children's Hospital awaiting the procedure. Once again, Waters has sprung into action. Via her Facebook page, she's challenged people to wear red Monday in support of Sara-beth. She is also asking people to post photos of themselves wearing read in the Facebook group "Praying For Sara Beth." Cards of support can be mailed to CHOA Egleston, Room 2153, 1405 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329
Waters said she didn't know the family well before the party, but grew to love them and Sara-beth since. The Facebook group is open to anyone wishing to post photos or messages of support.