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A Holiday Story: The Augustines, Miami Herald’s Wish Book Nominee

Antoinise Samuels with her 17-month-old son Samuel at their North Miami studio apartment. Samuel was born prematurely with microcephaly. He remains on a respirator and is fed through a G-tube. Samuel has outgrown his infant wheelchair, so transporting him has become increasingly difficult. The family is asking for a toddler wheelchair so he can get the help that might make it possible for him to one day attend school.

Samuel is one of the many children we work with. Against all odds he has outgrown his baby wheelchair and needs a new one. His mother’s only wish: A new wheelchair.

Antoinise Samuels with her 17-month-old son Samuel at their North Miami studio apartment. Samuel was born prematurely with microcephaly. He remains on a respirator and is fed through a G-tube. Samuel has outgrown his infant wheelchair, so transporting him has become increasingly difficult. The family is asking for a toddler wheelchair so he can get the help that might make it possible for him to one day attend school.

Antoinise Samuels with her 17-month-old son Samuel at their North Miami studio apartment. Samuel was born prematurely with microcephaly. He remains on a respirator and is fed through a G-tube. Samuel has outgrown his infant wheelchair, so transporting him has become increasingly difficult. The family is asking for a toddler wheelchair so he can get the help that might make it possible for him to one day attend school.

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