Rick Mantei Brings Gifts to Vickie & Ira Chavis Amid Life’s Challenges

Rick Mantei paid a heartfelt visit to Vickie Chavis and her stepson, Ira, a hospice patient. At 66, Vickie, a devoted teacher, took leave to care for Ira, who battles muscular dystrophy at 48. With the recent loss of her husband, Vickie finds herself without a pension or life insurance, relying solely on Social Security checks while awaiting Medicare assistance for Ira. The weight of her family’s care rests on her shoulders.

Rick’s visit brought solace as he offered thoughtful gifts such as a prayer bowl, a BG Bible, sweet treats, and a card carrying much-needed cash—extending support during this trying period in Ira & Vickie’s life.