By creator to www.mercedsunstar.com
Workers at Merced’s Golden Valley Excessive are stepping as much as help a fellow worker who was lately identified with a uncommon liver illness.
Each week, workers members put on “Marvel Lady” attire to point out help Megan Cope, an affiliate principal on the faculty.
Cope was identified with Main Sclerosing Cholangitis — often known as PSC, based on a information launch from Merced Union Excessive Faculty District.
After a surgical process that eliminated a lot of her liver, Cope stays on a wait checklist for a transplant.
Whereas the ordeal has taken a toll on Cope’s vitality ranges, nonetheless, she was capable of return to work a few weeks in the past.
“She’s solely capable of work a number of hours every day, nevertheless it’s nice having her again on campus,” stated Ashley Faraone, a counselor at Golden Valley and Cope’s greatest buddy. “The workers have been nice, bringing her care packages and providing her phrases of encouragement.”
It was Faraone and Administrative Assistant Melina Oliveros who got here up with the thought for a really seen show of help.
“Marvel Lady Wednesday” had a pleasant ring to it. Quickly shirts have been ordered and masks have been made (by Faraone’s mother) with the Marvel Lady and Staff Cope logos, the discharge stated.
“When she was in Pupil Help, Megan was recognized for her toughness and had already taken on the Marvel Lady moniker so it simply made sense,” Faraone stated.
The workers at Golden Valley hope that their efforts assist unfold consciousness of the illness and probably support within the seek for a donor.
Within the meantime, Cope will proceed to show that toughness she’s turn into recognized for. And on her dangerous days, Cope can take consolation in realizing that her co-workers are there for her.
“Our group has been lucky sufficient to work collectively for some time, so we’re all actually shut,” stated Faraone stated. “Nonetheless lengthy her highway to restoration is, Megan is aware of she will rely on us each step of the best way.”