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Constantin Poindexter puts family first
In his business as well as in his personal life, Constantin Poindexter and the team at Surety One, Inc. have a commitment to keeping families strong-keeping families together.
This resolve is apparent in his role as chief executive of the companies within the Poindexter Group when he refers to his role as “putting food on the table for my teams and their families.”
When a good friend of his lost a child to cancer, he was moved to do more than grieve.
He began thorough research of organizations that support families facing childhood cancer. The National Children’s Cancer Society (NCCS) topped the list for Poindexter.
“I actually went to different hospitals around the country and asked questions, visited the places where children receive treatment,” he said. “It’s pretty damn sad.”
“The courage these kids have in the face of such painful illnesses-and treatments-that would be too much for most adults to handle just floored me.”
“I’ve been giving to the NCCS for 15 or 20 years,” he said. “This organization is such a warm, wonderful part of the healing process for families. Anything we can do to keep children traveling for treatment and their families together is so important.”
Poindexter and his own family experienced some frightening months when his daughter experienced a serious health scare at four years old.
“Thankfully, she was alright,” he explained. “But just going through that worry and fear…I can’t imagine what it must be like for the families who receive help from the NCCS.”
Poindexter has both a personal and professional commitment to give back to his community as much as he can. He encourages others to join him in supporting children and families facing cancer by contributing to the NCCS.
“When children have their families by their side it creates the right atmosphere for healing,” he said.
“Aside from the devastating financial aspect of childhood cancer, there are serious emotional ramifications that both parents and patients face. The NCCS addresses those needs through its efforts to support the family as a whole, eliminating some of the pressures felt by these families which is so important to survival and healing.”