It’s a new year, and a new start for many of the families featured in Statesman Season for Caring. This week we’re highlighting the progress they have made since we introduced you to them on Nov. 27, and what needs the families still have.
When Deloris Fields, 27, found out her breast cancer had spread to her bones the day after her son, Connor, was born on Dec. 3, 2015, she didn’t think she would make it to that Christmas. But she did and to Connor’s first birthday and a second Christmas with him.
Readers have also donated a camera and an external hard drive to help her save memories for Connor, as well as some of the kitchen items she wanted on her list and gifts for Connor.
While readers have made a lot of financial donations towards her, she has many, many items left on her wish list.
• First floor apartment, rent, utilities and moving expenses.
• Car and car insurance.
• Car Insurance
• Children’s shoes size 5 and 6
• Clothes for Connor size 18-24 months
• Laptop and printer
• Internet service.
• Small coffee table.
• Desk lamp and tower lamps.
• Five drawer dresser.
• Small love seat and couch.
• Platform bed with no legs.
• Gift cards to Adidas outlet, Babies “R” Us, Marshall’s, Toys “R” Us, Michaels, Walmart, Target and H-E-B
To help, call the Breast Cancer Resource Center at 512-817-9775 or visit bcrc.org.
To make a financial donation, go to statesman.com/seasonforcaring or send a check to Season for Caring, P.O. Box 50066, Austin, Texas 78763-0066.