Jim Clingman, founder of the Greater Cincinnati African American Chamber of Commerce, is the nation's most prolific writer on economic empowerment for black people. Jim was diagnosed with ALS in 2013 which has since increasingly affected his physical movements and capabilities.
Sylvia has more than 35 years of experience providing in hospital and at home health care period coupling her extensive medical background with her compassionate spirit created the perfect recipe for the role of caregiver for Jim. She loves real estate and interior design. When she isn't caring for her husband, she's usually completing at home projects worthy of being showcased on HG TV.
Kiah is a passionate content creator that has carved the perfect path to merge her corporate skills and creative talents. She is a 2020 southern producers lab fellow. Her award-winning SAG short film, “Eavesdropping on the Elders”, dedicated to her father and highlights his journey with ALS, recently received official selections from 17 film festivals and won "Best Film" in the Seattle black Film Festival in Morehouse College Film Festival.
Even with an extensive medical background as a nurse, Jim's primary caregiver and wife, Sylvia, has been pushed beyond her limit. Balancing her full time job and taking care of her husband 24/7 for years has stretched her thin. Along with recurring out of pocket expenses related to ALS, the most important need right now is for a full time caregiver which is overwhelmingly expensive.
FACT Relief’s mission is to make the lives of families better by helping with the day-to-day necessary living expenses when a catastrophic life event occurs. This vital work could not be done without the generous contributions of our supporters.
Families and Communities Together Relief (FACT Relief) needs your support to ensure we can continue our efforts and help families like the Clingmans. Here are a few ways YOU can make a difference for Jim and his family.
$100 can cover a weekly or monthly prescription
$250 can cover uninsured medical bills and supplies
$500 can provide for payments toward home healthcare nurses, as Jim requires specialized around-the-clock care
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