Thomasville teacher receives enough donated school days to help her stay by her baby in the NICURickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Feb 05 2024 12:51 PM
MOBILE - You may remember a story shared about an Alabama teacher asking public school employees around the state for help by donating their sick time.
Karli Baugh’s son, Jay Davan, was born in December at 4 months premature. She and her husband have been staying at the Ronald McDonald House while her son is in the NICU at USA Women and Children’s Hospital.
When Karli was interviewed, she said that she’d exhausted all of her sick and personal leave days. If you’re a public-school employee in Alabama and you’re a part of the sick bank, you can donate your catastrophic sick leave days to someone in need. Baugh reached out to the community for help.
People hear- and responded! Baugh has received enough donated catastrophic sick leave days to get her through the remainder of the school year. Baugh says she can rest easier knowing she’ll be able to stay by her baby boy’s side until he’s released from the NICU, which she says will likely be in May.
“I’ll never be able to say thank-you enough for everything that everyone has done with donating days and monetary gifts as well. As always- if everyone could just continue praying for Baby Jay and our family,” said Baugh.
I know people here in the Wiregrass Area contacted us to find out how to donate their hours. Thank you to everyone who participated in helping Karli get enough hours to stay with her son.