Friday, March 28, 2008

You can help during hard times

A few appeals for help are on the radar this week. One is a Hamden case that has really demonstrated the generosity of local folks. Little Frankie DeMatteis, 4 and seen in a photo from Easter at my house here, has MPS III, a genetic disorder that has caused many hospitalizations and development issues. He's a little dynamo, however, and a bundle of affection to all he meets. Frankie's family has mounting medical bills and there's a fund where you can help. See For a special event coming up soon on this front, see the blog item a few posts below this one. I'll be there.
Another event, for the Tommy Fund, is coming up April 28 at the Watch Factory Restaurant in Cheshire, run by Jesse Liska, a young man from Cheshire trying to help raise funds to fight childhood cancer. I've been to this restaurant and it's pretty special. Tickets are $50 for one and $90 for a couple with drinks and light food included. Call Jesse at 203-233-4713.
Finally today, we urge you to support your local sports programs, which keep our kids busy with positive team and individual challenges and activities. If you're able to help with a donation to Cheshire's softball team, drop me a note here and I'll get you an appeal letter. Then come out to cheer your local team.

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