Remaining wishes: Ashley McGill

Ashley McGill and her two children Alyanna, 10, and Preston, 8, pose for a family portrait. Rodolfo Gonzalez/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Ashley McGill and her two children Alyanna, 10, and Preston, 8, pose for a family portrait. Rodolfo Gonzalez/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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.

Christmas was just magical for Ashley McGill , 31, and her family, after two years of trying to recover from a car accident that made her unable to work and left the family homeless. First, they spent the night at the Driskill Hotel, where they lighted its Christmas tree. Then, to help relieve her headaches, McGill received an adjustable TempurPedic bed from Factory Mattress, which donated new beds to all the Season for Caring families. The week before Christmas, the McGills were inundated with gifts from Grisham Middle School art and theater students.

She still has a few more items on her wish list:

  • Financial assistance with rent, utilities and medical bills.
  • Car battery and new tires.
  • Living room sectional.
  • Computer.
  • Motorized bicycle.
  • Gift cards to children’s museum and roller skating.

To find out more about the McGill family or to make a donation on their wish list, contact Wonders and Worries, 512-329-5757, wondersandworries.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.