Friends Like You Helped Save Little Maria’s Life

Posted on December 22, 2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Sharing All the Best This Holiday Season!

It's important to remember the stories about your New York neighbors in need —like Edgar and Amalia's story. They were struck instantly with devastation when they discovered their 4-year-old daughter Maria had chronic kidney failure and needed a kidney transplant. Edgar — a New York native who has been legally blind since childhood — struggled to balance the demands of his career with his daughter's medical needs, including dialysis three times a week. They fell behind on rent and faced eviction.

But because of steadfast friends like you, Catholic Charities was able to help the family pay off their rental arrears. Our Catholic Guild for the Blind assisted Edgar with his job search, while Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health Service provided both financial and nonfinancial support for the family.

Most important, Catholic Charities publicized the need for an organ donor to save Maria's life. A donor gave her the greatest gift of all —a kidney that saved her life. She and her family are now thriving.

Let Edgar and Amalia's story serve as inspiration as we count down to Christmas. Your tax-deductible gift today will enable even more essential support for so many of your New York neighbors who still desperately need you.


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Please make a tax-deductible gift in 2017 before time runs out.

With my utmost gratitude,

Msgr. Kevin Sullivan
Executive Director

P.S. Please make one last tax-deductible gift before Christmas to help Catholic Charities provide for our poor and vulnerable neighbors like Edgar and Amalia.

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