The third day of the DSC 12 Days of Christmas began with a phone call to Siobhan. Siobhan is a single mom to Grace. Her family has suffered a tragic loss. Her second child recently passed away.
Michael, her friend and co-worker at Rady Children's Hospital, wrote to the DSC with the following,
Siobhan is one of the most genuine people I know, and she has been through more than most will ever endure. Siobhan recently lost her almost 4 year old son, Joey, to a very long and unforgiving illness. Joey was laid to rest last month. Now as a single mother to her 8 year old daughter, Grace, Siobhan is trying to put her life back together and continue on. Siobhan is selling her car tomorrow so she can pay her December bills. She will have nothing left for a Christmas for Grace.
Dave spoke with Siobhan about how her family is holding up:
If you'd like to support Siobhan and Grace, we are gathering additional donations here at our stations. You can mail or drop off a donation at 7677 Engineer Rd, San Diego 92111. Please address it to the attention of Drew Moreno.
We are so grateful for your generosity and supporting Siobhan during this difficult time. Our listeners are truly the best!
BONUS audio track - Listen to our awesome DSC listeners offer to help Siobhan out with additional donations and support.
Here are some comments from listeners about the third day of the DSC's 12 Days of Christmas.
Man I was crying my eyes out as soon as she said her kid passed away 5 1/2 weeks ago at the age of 3.
I'm at Chick-Fil-A and had to step outside because I could not contain myself. My Daughter is 16 and I'm always worried about making ends meet. This has given me a "reset" look on my life and I always count my blessings but man I have it easy compared to most and my heart goes out to that lady and her family.
I wish there was something I could do to help and when I can I will.
YOU GUYS KICK ASS !!!
Love your show but this part always breaks my heart.
This should be a lesson to EVERYONE to count your blessings and go hug your kids. My kids at school and I just sent her a text to let her know how much I love her.
I work in Escondido, but I live in Imperial Beach.
I’m leaving work now, a blubbery mess, after only having been here an hour, to rush home and hug my 4 year old daughter.
Your persistence in getting a hold of that young woman definitely paid off. Cheers, DSC.
Every time I feel like my problems are bad, you do the 12 Days. I can hardly type this with the tears pouring down from my eyes. You are the nicest people in the world. We are blessed to have the DSC, and their sponsors, in our lives.
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