Higher education and technical school isn't cheap, but it’s especially hard for kids whose parents have medical bills pilling up. An organization in the state is giving scholarships to students who have a parent that's been injured or killed in the workplace.
Rick Orr, an attorney with Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP, says Kids' Chance of South Dakota is an organization that is nationwide, but just got started a couple years ago in the state. He says it's dedicated to providing educational opportunities to students, because oftentimes when someone is injured or killed in the workplace, suddenly the family's primary breadwinner is gone.
Renee Christensen, with Johnson & Christensen Law Office, PC, says this is something they hope local businesses and philanthropists will donate so they can hand out scholarships. She and Orr are often "battling" each other in the court room, but they work together for this organization to help these children. She says they have both seen very sad cases come across their desks in their work that they want to be able to help those kids.
For more information about Kids' Chance of South Dakota, click here.