MacGregor Cares Voting
Petoskey Rotary Club
The Rotary Club supports positive community outreach by helping individuals and organizations throughout Emmet County. We are guided by the principals of The Four-Way Test: The Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and Rotarians recite it at club meetings: Is it the TRUTH? Is it FAIR to all concerned? Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Hi, my name is Emily Peters. I'm forty two, a stay at home mom of six and became a grandma this year too! I was diagnosed with a kidney disease called FSGS in April of 2018. This disease is causing my kidneys to turn into scar tissue and my function is only at fourteen percent. Since my diagnoses I have been taking trips to Ann Arbor to the University of Michigan to see my kidney specialist. I will be going back in February to meet with my transplant team. I will also be going through another surgery in February to prepare my AV Fistula for dialysis. Each time I have a surgery or need to travel for an appointment my husband cares for me or drives me. This means he misses work which in turn means he loses wages. With kids, groceries, bills and travel expenses we are having a hard time financially. Living with a chronic disease is hard enough and choosing between buying groceries and paying the bills adds even more stress. I'm so thankful to be nominated for the MacGregor Cares program and hope that you will vote for me!