As mentioned in a previous Happenings article, Casey Ellin, Assistant Director for Intramurals and Sport Clubs at Stony Brook University, has suffered a life-changing accident and is recovering in a rehabilitation facility. He is making great strides breathing on his own and gaining back some movement in his arms, but his prognosis is still unknown.
Casey is in need of assistance from his Stony Brook family as he has exhausted all of his leave benefits and is requesting leave donations on his behalf.
The Leave Donation Program enables employees to donate vacation leave credits to co-workers in order to keep them in pay status during a period of personal illness. Employees who which to participate as donors in the Leave Donation Program:
- Must have a minimum vacation balance of at least 10 days after making the donation.
- Must make donations in full day (7.5 or 8 hours) units, regardless of the work schedule or FTE of the donor or the recipient.
- May not donate vacation leave that would otherwise be forfeited.
Click here for the Leave Donation form.
In response to their family crisis, Casey’s sister, Bridget Ellin, has set up Casey’s Recovery Fund. The campus community is also urged to visit the website and contribute words of encouragement, professional guidance, or if possible, a monetary contribution.
Save the Date
The Department of Campus Recreation and SAC/SBU Facilities/Operations will be hosting a fundraiser for Casey on Friday, September 27, at 8 pm in the SAC Auditorium. More details on the event will follow.