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DEZiring ANY helping hands for a family in need to make their wishes come true for the Holidays!.

My name is: Richard. I live w/my-girl, Jacqueline and my 20yr old step-son, Desmond "Dezi" - whom I love both very much. I've been hard-working for over 16yrs, doing everything I can for myself & my family. Our family and friends have been very supportive, but, due to the economy, it became overwhelming for them. Our lives has changed tremendously. In  2010, Jacqueline and Dezi were involved in an auto accident. That same year, she had a tumor and needed a hysterectomy. On April 2011, she lost her job. then, Dezi began to feel sick and had signs of weakness on his legs. On August 2012, after numerous tests, doctors visits and hospitalizations @ Cooper, he was diagnosed with a rare muscle disease called: Myasthenia Gravis. It causes: droopy eyelids, difficulty chewing, difficulty breathing, speech slurs and muscle fatigue. He walks with a cane and at times, uses a wheelchair. That same month, due to their accident, Jacqueline had neck (fusion) surgery, now she's having back surgery in January. She can't work due to her physical health & also caring for her son, while I look for work. I lost my job a month ago; until recently, I found a low-paying job, however, we're still struggling. We're behind (2) months rent, utility bills, car needs work/insurance/gas and her son's bills are piling up, his meds are expensive, not including drs' visits & being 45mins away. This has been very difficult and stressful for ALL of us. We're in desperate need of any donations. The only Xmas gifts we want under our small tree, is a roof over our heads, food on the table, care for my step-son's health, a good running car for dr's appts, etc., and if anything left over, (3) simple gifts for each other. Won't you please help us make this year a very special one? In return, we pray that God will bless each of you tremendously!  When people give, I always remember: "TODAY FOR ME, TOMORROW FOR THEM!" 

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