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Donors, non-profits ensure Christmas for Saul

Published: December 24, 2009

maria_t352As an unemployed single mother with four children, Maria Rodriguez already has a tough life. But it’s been even tougher lately.

The old van Rodriguez relies on to transport her 15-year-old son, a quadriplegic, broke down — the transmission, the air bags, the motor for the ramp. Then the home she was renting was foreclosed, and she had to move. The security deposit for a new place in Escondido ate up her savings.

The events might have ruined her family’s Christmas. But help has arrived — from people who understand.

Snapping up donations

Published: December 24, 2009

David Estrada suffered a paralyzing spinal cord injury in a motorcycle accident. A Northeastern University student at the time, he went on to graduate from college, earn a law degree, and become executive director of the Spinal Cord Injury Association.

Now the foundation is being supported by his brothers-in-law, Scott and Gary Farber, the third generation of Farber family members to run Hunt’s Photo & Video, headquartered on the Malden/Melrose line.

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