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Help for Wheelchair-Bound

John was among half-dozen kids and young adults from St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children who got out of their wheelchairs and defied gravity to fly at Virginia’s only indoor skydiving facility. The “Soar with St. Mary’s” event was a...
Help for a child needing a new heart

Help for a child needing a new heart

“I’m sorry your child died. We love you.” So read Matthew’s note to the mother of his new donated heart. He was born with a set of complicated heart problems, requiring five major surgeries and an artificial “Berlin Heart” device,...
Help for homeless child lasts years

Help for homeless child lasts years

Billy was six years old when his house burned to the ground leaving him and his family homeless. the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Virginia provided Billy with all the encouragement and support he needed to become the well-balanced young man he is today. Staff...
Helped kindergartener now helps others

Helped kindergartener now helps others

“Everything is connected.” contemplates Claudette, reflecting on her start as a Horizons kindergartener. Raised by a single working father in Norfolk who enrolled her in Horizons, Claudette would spend nine summers there learning sports and furthering her...
Helping spunky senior keep food on the table

Helping spunky senior keep food on the table

“Thank you, thank you, thank you!” is all that frail but spunky Miss Anna can say when the Isle of Wight Christian Outreach Program makes its monthly food delivery to her in Windsor. She is well into her eighties and lives alone. She very...
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