Sometimes when you least expect it, someone makes a difference in your life. A food service worker at Centennial Halls, Benita Foote, needs our help. Her daughter, Tanasia Famber, has established a GoFundMe page to help her mother with transportation. Ms. Foote has been employed full-time at DU for the last 16 years. Unfortunately, she was in a serious car accident and has preexisting diabetic neuropathy which makes her 3:00 am walk to the bus a challenging task. The funding goal is to raise $10,009 for regular transportation from her home in Aurora to the University of Denver campus.
Known as ‘Ms. Benita’, she has made a daily impact on DU student’s lives. Student Kayla Franklin said, “This woman literally got me through some of the toughest days of my life at DU.” Sarah Birkhaeuser said, “Ms. Benita was always my favorite part of the dining hall. She was the best part of each morning, it would have never been the same without her. Get well soon, Ms. Benita!” And Lance Shuey said, “Ms. Benita is what makes dining in Halls so pleasant. As I start my 5th year at DU, I can’t think of anyone else on campus who mirrors her energy and care for the students. We love you, Ms. Benita!!!!”
So, we are asking LetsGoDU readers to consider helping one of DU’s own. As we all know, it is people (staff, professors, and other students) who make a college great. Please consider Ms. Famber’s request for donations to secure a regular source of transportation for her mother. The fund, as of today, sits at $880.00 – largely, with student donations.
The GoFundMe page states the following:
My name is Tanasia Famber and I’ve decided to make my wonderful mother this GoFund Me Page Because She Has Been So Great To So Many People And She Deserves This Break my Mother Benita Foote Was In A Bad Car Accident In November Of Last Year And Lost Her Only Source Of Transportation due to this accident My Mother Now Has To Walk Blocks Just To Get To The Bus Stop Every morning at 3:00 a.m. just to go to work at a job where she enjoys being and is well loved a respected by her students she was diagnosed with diabetic neuropathy in 2004 and has to stay off her feet, but she refuses to do so because she works 40 hours a week at Denver University College just to make ends meet and she wants to make her family happy even if it risk her not having her feet Ms.Benita (as her students call her) has been working for Denver University College For 16 years!!! GO MOM
To donate and learn more about the cause, here is the link: GoFundMe