Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

CASES 68-70: Down Syndrome and Autism Are a Dual Challenge; 100 NEEDIEST CASES: HELPING THOUSANDS

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

CASES 68-70: Down Syndrome and Autism Are a Dual Challenge; 100 NEEDIEST CASES: HELPING THOUSANDS

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CASE 68 * Down syndrome and autism are two conditions F must contend with as he faces the challenges of life. He also confronts leukemia, a heart murmur and intestinal issues. His family's dire finances make it all the more difficult for the 29-year-old. Some have wants; D has needs. He lacks a bed since his old one broke. He needs boots and a winter coat. His mother and 18-year-old brother could also benefit from assistance, as utility bills mount and the family fears they will be disconnected during this holiday season.

CASE 69 * This family of four has two young children, ages 3 and 4. Times are tough, and the family has had to live out of a car for long stretches. The 3-year-old has developmental delay of communication, which makes it hard for her to learn and socialize. The parents are trying to provide a normal lifestyle for the children, but the father is having trouble finding work. …

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