This Spring Carolina Tree Care’s Residential Division had the privilege of giving back to a worthy cause known as the Karen Project. The crews were able to provide tree services including: pruning, deadwood removal, and tree removal.
The Karen Project was a group effort to surprise and change a very commendable mother’s life. Karen has spent the majority of her life supporting her daughter Ariella who was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy at the age of three. With Karen’s never ending support, her daughter Ariella has overcome tremendous obstacles. Ariella went on to receive her law degree at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and set out for New York City in her wheelchair to look for work. She landed a position as an attorney for the City of New York in employment discrimination and labor law claims in former-Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration. Following that position she went on to work for another firm owned by Bloomberg in Israel. She learned Hebrew and was very effective there.
Ariella recently made the return trip home from Israel. As of late, Karen and Ariella now reside in her parent’s basement because it seems to be the best place to take care of Ariella. However, Karen does own a small older house in Mooresville. With the efforts of many, the home has now been repaired and will make a viable rental property that will bring in supplemental income that will aid in periodic in-home healthcare assistance. Sporadic in-home healthcare will free Karen to work more hours, earning more income for her and Ariella.
Karen has spent her life selflessly taking care of another. It was Carolina Tree Care’s privilege turning the tables, being able to take care of her property!
Thank you to the Karen Project for the opportunity.
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