Mother needs Christ­mas spirit

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Amanda lost her 12-yearold daugh­ter last year in a car crash.

Since then, she has been feel­ing de­pressed, and work­ing long shifts, not leav­ing her time to cope with the death of a child. Al­though work­ing hard, she has fallen on hard times and is strug­gling to sup­port her three chil­dren, James, 13, Lilly, 9, and Kate, 5.

She is wor­ried her cur­rent sit­u­a­tion will af­fect their Christ­mas joy.

For the past year, Amanda’s three chil­dren have also been feel­ing de­pressed, re­play­ing mem­o­ries of their sis­ter’s cheer­ful spirit. Al­though the fam­ily is deal­ing with the af­ter­math, Amanda would like for her son and two daugh­ters to ig­nite the hol­i­day spirit in their house.

Amanda is in need of toys, win­ter clothes and shoes for her and her chil­dren.

Your do­na­tion to The Star Democrat’s Brighter Christ­mas Fund could help Amanda and her fam­ily dur­ing the hol­i­day sea­son. Taxd­e­ductible do­na­tions, which also help other fam­i­lies in need on the Mid-shore, may be sent to: The Brighter Christ­mas Fund, c/o The Star Democrat, P.O. Box 600, Eas­ton, MD 21601. Do­na­tions also may be made on­line at www.brighter­christ­mas­ Click the “Donate” but­ton.

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