What: A tour of the Historic Inn, a dessert buffet & holiday musical performances
When: December 6 & 7; 6-8 pm each night; Reservations are encouraged as space is limited. Private group tours are available throughout December.
Where: 1787 Charity Hwy.; Woolwine, VA; Directions available here.
Cost: $8 per person; All tour proceeds will be given to the Virginia Chapter of the National Kidney Foundation
Who: Organized by Innkeepers, Dora Jane & Mike Barwick; Co-sponsored by Christmas in the Meadows, Meadows of Dan, VA
Why: A Personal Note from Dora Jane & Mike
Last Christmas, we heard the devastating diagnosis that Dora Jane's oldest brother, Anthony Elliott, had End Stage Renal Disease and might not survive the upcoming year.
Anthony, a juvenile diabetic for 32 years, wasnít given a good prognosis. We were told that long-term diabetics donít survive kidney failure for any length of time. Our family spent last Christmas wondering if Anthony would live to celebrate this year with us.
However, we have every reason to celebrate with joy this Christmas. In August, Anthony was the recipient of a living donor kidney from Dora Jane. Since the transplant, which was very successful, Anthony has steadily returned to good health.
Anthonyís transplant may not have been possible without the research done by the National Kidney Foundation. We want to raise funds for this foundation so that they can continue their work Ė the research that made Anthonyís new life possible.
We also want to use this event to raise public awareness about the need for organ donors. According to the United Network for Organ Sharing, in 2006 over 64,000 people in the US were waiting for healthy kidneys. To us, thatís 64,000 Anthonys who need someone to help them. If you have a family member or a friend who needs a kidney, have the compatibility tests done. Itís amazing - Give a chance for health and life to another human being.
We appreciate the community's & our friends' support during what has been a difficult year for us. Now it's time to celebrate this miracle! Want you join us?