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Dear Friends and Family,

As many of you already know, my dear daughter, Gerry Brantley, has been courageously battling end stage renal disease. Since June 2012, Gerry has been on dialysis three days per week for 4 hours a day which is keeping her alive. Due to her declining health, she was forced to retire on January 31, 2013 and this creates financial difficulties. We are told that her only real shot at a long and healthy life is to receive a kidney/pancreas transplant as soon as possible.

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January 12, 2017

Dear Friends and Family,

I have a list of folks I know, all written in a book
And every year at Christmas time, I go and take a look.
And that is when I realize that these names are a part
Not of the book they’re re-written in, but of my very heart

For each name stands for someone who has touched my life sometime,
And in that meeting they’ve become the “Rhythm of the Rhyme”.
I really feel that I’m composed of each remembered name,
And while you may not be aware of feeling quite the same,
My life is so much better than it was before than it was before you came.

For once that you have known someone the years cannot erase
The memory of pleasant word or of a friendly face
So never think my Christmas cards are just a mere routine
Of names upon a Christmas list, forgotten in between,
For when I send a Christmas card that is addressed to you,
It is because you’re on that list of folks that I’m indebted to.

And whether I have known you for many years or few,
In some way have a part in shaping things I do
So every year Christmas comes, I just realize anew,
The biggest gift that God can give is knowing folks like you!


January 18, 2017

Dear Friends,

Seasons Greetings and Warm Wishes for a Happy New Year!

As we approach the Season of Giving and Good Will to all people, it is always good to look back at what we have accomplished during the year. We are thankful for friends like you who have generously contributed to the continued growth and development of the South-Atlantic Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Fund in my honor through the Annual Fund Drive.

Your support is making a difference in lives of Kidney/Pancreas patients who are being prepared to become tomorrow’s visionary leaders.

Than you for your continuous support and for your investment in South-Atlantic Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Fund in my honor through the Annual Fund.

Gerry Brantley

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November 12, 2014

Gerry, many are praying for your full recovery!!!


August 5, 2014

I don't know you, but saw your mother's sweet letter on the SC Counseling Association website and wanted to help in some small way. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Debra Lyles