Gexa Energy, a Houston-based retail electricity provider, has shown remarkable compassion by offering a year of free electricity to Kelli Shepard, a single mother from Houston diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a dangerous form of blood cancer. Gexa Energy’s noble gesture is in collaboration with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Random Acts of Light campaign, a part of its unique fundraising initiative, Light The Night.
Brian Landrum, president of Gexa Energy and corporate walk chair of the 2017 Houston Light The Night Walk, is spearheading efforts to create a world without blood cancer through awareness campaigns, monetary donation drives and random acts of kindness. “We hope that absorbing this expense will help her focus on getting well,” said Landrum. “Her story has inspired us, and we are very proud to support Kelli,” he added.
The generous gift from Gexa and LSS will go a long way in providing financial support to Kelli and her family during the long and painful treatment process. “With the cost of my treatment, my family’s expenses have increased beyond reach and this will help ease the burden of costs that have come with my diagnosis,” said Kelli.
LLS’s Random Acts of Light initiative has brought light and hope into the lives of more than 50 cancer patients and survivors since 2016. “These acts are bringing hope to people dealing with a blood cancer and who are feeling overwhelmed with their cancer diagnosis,” said Coker Powell, LLS’s senior vice president for Light The Night.
As a company that cares about people, the community and the planet, Gexa is also helping to safeguard the Earth by offering deep discount Gexa Energy renewable energy rates to Texas residents.