Mayor Slay Helping Family After Rev. Earl Nance Suffers Massive Heart Attack

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St. Louis' mayor is trying to help the family of a very ill civic leader. Reverend Earl Nance suffered a massive heart attack just before Christmas.

He's been on life support now for more than three weeks and the medical bills are mounting.

Nance, 58, is the pastor at the Greater Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church on Euclid in north city, but his reach extends well beyond the pulpit.

Many know him best as the man who heads up the Heat Up and Cool Down St. Louis programs.  He's also worked for the school system, the Sports Authority, and the NAACP.

Nance's friendship with Mayor Francis Slay extends back to when the fathers of the two men were friends and political allies.  Now the mayor is leading the charge to help Nance's family during a very difficult time.

If you'd like to make a donation you can go to any First Bank location and contribute to the Viola H. Nance support fund for the benefit of Reverend Earl Nance, Jr.