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Wish comes true for North Miami Beach blind woman

Frances Alvarez had her Wish Book wish come true when a generous donor gave over $3,000 to purchase a very special computer for the her, to help her see and hear printed material. Alvarez, almost completely blind since the age of 10, can not see well enough to read anything on her own and was very reliant on her parents.

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A brain tumor made her blind. A $3,600 gift restored her world

The Miami Herald’s Wish Book 2016 campaign began at Thanksgiving and still has a month or so to go. In that time, generous readers have donated the gift of sight to a visually impaired woman, dentures to a Goodwill cook and prosthetics to a toddler who was severely burned in a kitchen accident. And the giving is not done.

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Family with disabled son is scraping by

Caring for Javier Gonzalez, a 9-year-old boy with cerebral palsy, is a full-time job for his stepmother, Arlin Perez. The family, which lives paycheck-to-paycheck, wants to renovate their bathroom to make it easier to care for Javi, but doesn’t have the money to do it.

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