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Benefit BBQ for Charlene Travis ~ Denver, NC


Benefit BBQ for Charlene Travis

Transplants from New Orleans 20 years ago, Herman and Charlene Travis decided to make Denver, North Carolina their home. Both generous beyond imagination are now finding themselves in need of help. Everyone here knows Herman, he’s always friendly; my husband has worked with him a few times in the past and he always takes time to say “Hello, how ya doing”.
Charlene is suffering from a disease called Sarcoidosis. The late football player Reggie White and comedian Bernie Mac suffered from the same disease. It is an inflammatory disease that affects the organs. It can cause the immune system to “overreact” damaging the body’s own tissues. This disease first showed up in Charlene’s lungs in October 1998. From there it has gone to her liver, but in the process she has difficulty swallowing and breathing, due to fluid building up in her diseased lungs because her liver is not functioning properly.

She has just been put on a nationwide transplant list. There is one procedure that she could have, to buy some more time, but if it is not successful then it would speed up her need for a transplant drastically and essentially she would be moved up to the top of the transplant list. Whether she has this procedure, their main goal is to help Charlene have a decent quality of life.

The Travis’ have insurance to help offset the costs of Charlene’s medicine, which is great, but there is still a difference and there are other living costs that are not covered. In an effort to help them a Benefit BBQ will be held this Saturday.


If you are not able to attend but would like to help please pray for Charlene and her family.


For monetary donations:

Mail to:

Holbrooks Real Estate, Inc.

ATTN: Teresa/Gail

PO Box 1101

Denver,  NC  28037

Checks need to be made out to: Webbs Chapel United Methodist Church   


If you live in the Denver area of Lake Norman, please come out in support.

I will probably be in my kitchen Thursday night baking some pound cakes for this event!

Benefit BBQ
When: Friday, September 12, 2008
Time: 11:00 AM – Until
Where: Denver Masonic Lodge on St. James Church Road
Cost: $8.00 per plate – includes pork, beans, slaw, bread, and dessert
Pre-Orders are available please contact the following:
Kevin Dellinger 704.913.0375
Gaynell Beacham 704.201.4910
Jeff Huffman 704.202.4076

About the author:

Teresa Harris is a Lake Norman Residential Real Estate Broker who can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in Lake Norman and surrounding counties. Please visit for your relocation and/or your local needs.

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Comment balloon 3 commentsTeresa Harris • September 08 2008 11:55PM


Hi Teresa, Do you have an address that I can just mail a donation? I'd really like to help.

Posted by LaNita Cates (REMAX of Joliet) almost 11 years ago

LaNita: Thanks for your willingness to help. You can send a donation to:

Checks make out to: Webbs Chapel United Methodist

Mail to: Holbrooks Real Estate, Inc., ATTN: Teresa or Gail, PO Box 1101, Denver, NC  28037

I am going to make pound cakes for this fundraiser. Thanks again LaNita!


I will send you an email too...

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) almost 11 years ago

LaNita: Your more than generous donation has been received. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) almost 11 years ago