by Raissa Chandler, Founder
My friend, Karen Echols, died this week due to an illness that arose during her cancer treatments. I’ll miss her. A lot of people tend to lean on me for advice and support. I, in turn, leaned on Karen for advice and support. Karen was one of the original Southsiders. She was one of our first trustees for the organization and ultimately the first Vice President of Southside Support back in 2011 when we first incorporated into a 501c3 nonprofit. Her most significant contribution to Southside was developing our core belief that the family is a unit. What happens to a child affects the whole family, not just the child.
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