Make a Difference: Visiting Nurse Association of Southeastern Connecticut
WHO: A young couple with 2 teenagers.
AGENCY: Visiting Nurse Association of Southeastern Connecticut
THEIR SITUATION: Bill and Jean are in a particularly bad spot now as Bill struggles to fight advanced colon cancer. He has had one surgery and will have more in the future. He is undergoing chemotherapy and radiation, which saps his strength. Jean has a disability that keeps her from being employed. They are struggling to keep on top of their expenses and would love to plan a small holiday celebration for their teenagers, who are also making many sacrifices.
WHAT TO GIVE: Gift cards or cash donations for food, gas, and department stores.
TO DONATE: Please send donations in care of Mary Lenzini, VNA of Southeastern CT, 403 North Frontage Road, Waterford, CT 06385. Please indicate the gift is for "Bill."
Stories that may interest you
The New London school district, plagued by scandal even as it attempts to build a reputation for its magnet school offerings, is busy this summer filling some of the 76 vacancies reported as of June 21.
Natives of southeastern Connecticut graduate from colleges and universities around the country.
Maddie Martin, 20, was born with Alport syndrome, a genetic mutation that affects her kidneys, eyes and ears. A transplant was needed to save her life and in June, Tammy McManaway of Lisbon decided to donate a kidney to her.
As temperatures soared on Saturday, festival-goers built sandcastles, enjoyed the rides, and sampled from the vendors lining Main Street at the 19th annual Celebrate East Lyme.