Early Thursday morning, July 10, a fire completely destroyed the residence of Linda and Rick Ladner and their adult son, Scotty, in Lake Serene, Hattiesburg. Rick had gone to work; Linda and Scotty were in Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson for Scotty's surgery scheduled that day. The family's dogs were with another family member in Alabama.
Scotty is 36 years old, was born with spinabifida, and is confined to a wheelchair. He is able to move with the aid of electric lifts and other supports, and this surgery was another reconstructive surgery to aid in Scotty's quality of life.
Pine Belt Quilters has started a love offering to help immediately; a shower will be given later when Linda finds a handicap-accessible place for the family to live.
To contribute, make checks to Linda Ladner; mail to PBQ Treasurer, Sharon Harris, 706 Southeast Circle, Hattiesburg, MS 39402.
Linda is a talented and compassionate quilter; she is pictured in the May 24 post below donating an embroidered/quilted wall quilt to Dr. Michael Garrett for a Homes of Hope for Children fundraiser.