Cooks for Christ to hold benefit Sept. 12
Cooks for Christ will sponsor a chicken bog benefit for Chip Hatchell of Florence on Sept. 12 at the West Florence Fire Station on Pine Needles Road in Florence.
Hatchell, 48, is recovering from brain surgeries that followed a stroke he suffered in February. The stroke left him paralyzed on his left side. He and his wife, Michelle, have been married for 27 years. They have two sons, Brayden and Brenden.
Hatchell is the owner of Trinity Auto Glass, which he opened 15 years ago.
In 2018 he began having medical problems, and his business suffered many losses. His family was led to believe he was developing multiple sclerosis.
In February, he suffered an ischemic stroke and is permanently paralyzed on his left side. After two major life-saving brain surgeries (a thrombectomy and a craniectomy) at MUSC in Charleston, scans show the right side of his brain is dead.
He requires 24/7 care, but the funds are not available.
Cooks for Christ is raising money to help with medical bills, physical therapy and living expenses.
Hatchell was the family’s primary breadwinner. He and his family are members of NewSpring Church in Florence. They are former long-term members of the Florence Baptist Temple.
Cooks for Christ will be serving lunch from11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dinner will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. Drive-through lanes will be open for convenience, and a bake sale will be held all day. The menu consists of chicken bog, green beans, slaw and bread.
Plates are $8 each. Lunch and dinner can be delivered for orders of seven or more plates. To schedule a delivery, complete a delivery form and fax or email according to instructions on the form.
To donate, make checks payable to “Miracles4Chip.”
For additional information, contact Michele Hatchell at 843-206-8792, Cathy Crawford at 843-992-0501 or Beverly McKee at 843-229-0348