Meghan Markle surprises Boys and Girls Club employee with a ‘check in’ call
Meghan Markle is ‘checking in’ for updates and to offer ‘heartfelt love and support’ to a woman with a biracial woman who recently survived an alleged hate crime.
Last week, the Duchess of Sussex spent 38, 40 minutes on the phone with Althea Bernstein, an 18-year-old EMT from Wisconsin, as an attack is being investigated as a hate crime after she was reportedly burned by lighter fluid sent to her and inflamed by a white man.
Michael Johnson, the CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs from Dane County, who has been in touch with Althea, has now explained how the Duchess of Sussex, 38, has continued to discuss with him how the teen is doing.
He posted Facebook yesterday: “I’m overwhelmed by Meghan Markle! She called me again today while my wife and kids were in the car and said, “Hey Michael, this is Meghan, I was just checking in.”
Meghan Markle, 38, is ‘checking in’ with the Boys and Girls Club staff and talking about ‘the plans she supports,’ said Michael Johnson Pictured, during a video address for departers at the Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles, in which she shared her ‘absolute devastation’ at racial division and the death of George Floyd in the US.
He continued, “We talked about many things for about 10 minutes, including Althea and her well-being.
“We’ve also talked about some of the plans she supports, but I can’t share yet … so stay tuned.”
He added, “I love how balanced and level-headed she is, her passion, her dedication to children, and how she gives genuine love and support.
“Meghan, you’re great, and if you ever wanted to work for the Boys and Girls Club in Wisconsin, we would hire you like that.”
Last week, Meghan Markle spoke to Althea Bernstein because an attack is being investigated as a hate crime after she was reportedly burned by lighter fluid thrown at her and ignited by a white man
Last week, Michael revealed how the Duchess had contacted him to contact Althea about the crime.
To talk with Channel 3000, he explained, “She and Meghan spoke about the importance of self-care and getting themselves healed.”
“And she applauded her for the way she reacted and kind of said,” Hey, Michael, give me her cell phone number. I want to keep in touch. And let me know when you want me to come back and talk to people in Wisconsin. “” “
About how Althea is doing, Michael continued, “She’s struggling. “It is a challenge for her. It is very emotional. I talked to her three or four times today and I’ll tell you Meghan cheered her up. ‘
Michael Johnson, CEO of the Dane County Boys and Girls Club, has revealed how the Duchess kept ‘checking in’ to talk about Althea and her future plans, among others
On Twitter, he wrote, “On the phone with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex.”
“Prince Harry said young people matter and Meghan has agreed to talk to girls in Wisconsin, and we plan to do that soon. Thank you for your care! ‘
The incident occurred at about 1 a.m. in Madison, Wisconsin on Wednesday, when Althea was driving to her brother’s house.
She had stopped at a red light with the driver’s side window down when she heard someone call out a **** r. She looked around and saw four white men near her car.
It comes after Meghan and Prince Harry, 35, spoke to Michael last week about working with the people of Winconers in the future
One sprayed liquid on Althea’s face and neck and threw a flaming lighter at her, she told police.
According to a police incident report, the attackers used a spray bottle to spray lighter liquid on the teen’s face.
Althea described the four white men to Madison365 as ‘classic Wisconsin frat boys’.
Two reportedly wore all black, and the other two wore jeans and floral shirts.
In the past month, groups of far-right counter-protesters with Hawaiian shirts have disrupted Black Lives Matter demonstrations.
Althea had stopped at a red light with the driver’s side window down when she heard someone call out a **** r. She looked around and saw four white men near her car. Pictured, her injuries
Althea thinks all four men were intoxicated during the incident.
She said she pulled out, put out the flames, and drove home where her mother encouraged her to go to the UW hospital’s emergency room.
Althea was treated for second and third degree burns, and was told Madison365 that she had gone through a sanitizing routine to get the lighter fluid off her skin because it kept burning her.
“They pretty much had to scrub away the skin, which was extremely painful,” she said.
“Burning pain is something I can’t even really describe. I don’t know how to describe it. It was horrible.’
Althea needs to repeat the procedure every few days and once she has healed she will need plastic surgery to repair the damage.
Police say they are reviewing surveillance footage to see if part of the attack on camera was recorded.
Althea said her happy childhood memories of growing up in Madison have been eclipsed by the memories of this attack.
“I never knew anyone could hate you by looking at you,” she said.
“They didn’t know me. I did not know them. I just drove my car and watched my own business. ‘
Despite all this, she told Madison365 that she is happy that the men did not attack anyone more vulnerable,
“I’m glad it was me, not someone like a pregnant woman, or a child, or someone who doesn’t have the health care I have or the support system I have,” Althea said.