Wisconsin Broadcasters Step Up To Help Chris Cain
July 26, 2012 at 7:06 AM (PT)
TROY RESEARCH VP/Sales JONATHAN LITTLE checks in to tell us, "Hoping ALL ACCESS can help spread the word about CHRIS CAIN, a broadcast engineer and a dear friend of mine, who's battling Parkinson's disease as well as financial matters that become enormous when you can no longer work. With the help of the WISCONSIN BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION and the WBA FOUNDATION, I'm spearheading a fund raising effort on CHRIS' behalf."
The e-mail below was sent by the WBA to its membership last week and it tells the story.
The WBA has learned of a dire situation facing former broadcaster, CHRIS CAIN. CHRIS was a longtime engineer for MID-WEST FAMILY RADIO and WISC-TV, in MADISON, and served as one of our first inspectors for WBA’s Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program (ABIP).
CHRIS has been stricken with Parkinson's disease. He has undergone a Deep Brain Stimulation procedure, is homebound, and needs intravenous medical treatment daily. He is currently undergoing electrical impulse treatments. There is cautious optimism about stabilizing his condition. In the meantime, CHRIS has had to quit his most recent job with AMS/US CELLULAR, leaving him and his wife, JUDY, with her income and Social Security Disability. Between his wife's income and Medicare, there is not sufficient monthly income to meet all of his normal household bills, including his mortgage.
With the urging of several MADISON area broadcasters, the WBA FOUNDATION voted to create a special CHRIS CAIN FUND to receive contributions and make disbursements to assist CHRIS and JUDY. Through the good offices of TOM WALKER, MID-WEST FAMILY RADIO has pledged to match, dollar-for-dollar, the first $10,000 in contributions made to the CHRIS CAIN FUND.
We urge you to make whatever contribution you can, large or small, to the CHRIS CAIN FUND. Your contribution to this WBA FOUNDATION Fund will be fully tax deductible.
Please do what you can, and make your check payable to the WISCONSIN BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION, with the notation, "CHRIS CAIN FUND."
44 E. Mifflin Street
MADISON, WI 53703