Disabled mother wants brighter Christmas for children

A 31-year-old mother disabled with sickle cell disease wants a brighter Christmas for a son and daughter who do well in school and help around the house.

“I have two wonderful children,” she writes. “They are hardly ever any trouble at all, and they are both doing well in school, and at home they help me where they can.

“All I want for them to have are a couple of toys and maybe a few items of clothing and a pair of shoes. My children are the type of kids that are grateful for anything they receive.”

The Augusta Chronicle Empty Stocking Fund has helped people such as this for 81 years. Last year, the charity raised more than $115,000 that helped children and families across the region.

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