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.
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.
A look at how the Miami Herald Wish Book program helped South Florida families in need last year. We're gearing up for the 2016 Wish Book season, and asking our readers to make a difference in a neighbor's life. Go to http://hrld.us/wishbook for more information on how to donate.
On the road to recovery, FIU student Jazzmin Peluchette has slowly regained vision and mobility following a severe seizure related to her rare autoimmune disorder. Peluchette was featured in the 2013 Wish Book project.
Jack Weaver and his brother-in-law Patrick Widen were surprised to discover Tuesday that their parents' dog Izzy was uninjured in a ferocious wildfire that destroyed their Santa Rosa neighborhood early Monday morning.
Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty on Monday to charges that he endangered comrades by walking away from a remote post in Afghanistan in 2009. The US Army says Bergdahl asked to enter his plea before the military judge at Fort Bragg.