Family of baby with rare genetic disorder in need of some help this holiday season Baby JJ, age 20-months, suffers from a rare genetic disorder called x-linked myotubular myopathy. JJ requires around the clock care at home. His mother had to quit
Katherine Sanchez, a blind 15-year-old, and her mother, Katia Triana, moved to Miami from Cuba last year to give Katherine a better opportunity to get treatment and an education. But the two live off a disability check and are asking for a laptop
Here's how the Miami Herald Wish Book program helped South Florida families in need last year. We're gearing up for the 2017 Wish Book season, and asking our readers to make a difference in a neighbor's life.
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 w
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 ha
A look at how the Miami Herald Wish Book program helped South Florida families in need last year. We're gearing up for the 2017 Wish Book season, and asking our readers to make a difference in a neighbor's life. Go to http://hrld.us/wishbook for m
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.
Police said that they responded to a shooting on April 20, 2018 at Forest High School in Marion County, Florida. A suspect was reported to be in custody and one person was reported to have been injured.
Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies assisted a trapper on Thursday, April 19, 2018, after a 9-foot alligator was spotted taking a swim in a homeowners' pool near the Eagles golf course community outside of Tampa, Florida.