Stand for Stan

Stan at home

 

Because of your amazing and ongoing financial support, Stan has transitioned beautifully to his new home at Wesley Living’s St. Peter Manor. His smile is a fine indicator that he has found “home” and is settled comfortably. Please accept this heartfelt, “Thank you” from Stan!

 

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Generations of Memphis Tigers have had their lives touched by the lovable “Stan” walking around campus or attending sporting events. His always visible huge smile and his warm greeting that would brighten almost any day!

For over 50 years, students at the University of Memphis have been blessed by the warmth and friendliness of Stan Bronson. His cheerful demeanor has been a welcome break from the challenges of campus life for many decades. Stan “The Man” Bronson is a treasured fixture around Tiger baseball, receiving a Guinness World record for the “most durable baseball batboy”. Over the course of 55 years, Stan played in approximately 2,353 games with the Tigers making him a literal “living legend” on the U of M campus. On April 25, 2010 Stan’s jersey was retired and is displayed on the right field wall of FedEx Park.

Now, Stan needs us to stand with him! An only child thousands of miles away from his nearest relative, 87 year old Stan has outlived his family and is mere days away from outliving his finances. Stan has never received any kind of government assistance. Soon, he will be moving from his home for the last several years at Wesley Highland Terrace into Wesley Living’s St. Peter Manor, an independent living affordable housing community, in an effort to extend his living arrangements.

If you are one of the literally thousands of people Stan asked, “How ‘r you? Will you sign my book? Then you are invited to “Stand with Stan” and give back to the generosity of his cheerfulness. Fully tax deductible donations are being solicited to insure Stan’s ability to age in comfort and joy. Your donations will provide food, daily necessities and potential medical needs for Stan. There was a successful fundraiser several years ago that helped Stan with his living expenses and now he needs our help more than ever.

Wesley Senior Ministries Foundation, a licensed 501(c)(3) corporation, will manage the disbursement of funds for Stan’s care. 100% of your donation will be used for food and overall care of Stan.

Please make your check payable to: Wesley Senior Ministries Foundation, 1615 Appling Road, Cordova, TN 38016. Should you prefer a credit card transaction, use our PayPal link. Be sure to designate your donation however you make it to “Stand for Stan. A small processing fee will be taken out of your PayPal transaction.

UPDATE: Costs to feed and provide personal care have been calculated for Stan. He is moving into a Wesley Living rent subsidized community, so his housing will be covered. Stan needs help with dressing, feeding, personal care and bedtime. He will need approximately $3,240 per month to cover his expenses.

Thank you so very much for your consideration and generosity. Now, one more favor! Would you please share this page with at least 10 people in your contacts and ask them to do the same?

This opportunity to give back to Stan is the least we all can do to repay Stan for all his love, caring, enthusiasm and the generosity of his cheerfulness!

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