Help complete the Sherwood family’s Season for Caring wish list

This week we’re highlighting the remaining wishes of the families featured in the 2017 Season for Caring program.

The Sherwood family — mom Trisha, 40, who has multiple sclerosis; son Alden, 16, who is in a wheelchair after brain cancer; and son Jacob, 13, who is on the autism spectrum — need an accessible apartment; an assistance dog; help with rent and utilities; grocery store gift cards; art therapy and equine therapy; clothing and gift cards to the movies or Game Stop.

The Sherwood family plays  Trivial Pursuit: Star Wars Edition. Jacob, 13,  is on the autism spectrum, 16-year-old Alden is in a wheelchair after a brain tumor, and Trisha, the mother, has multiple sclerosis. Suzanne Cordeiro / For American-Statesman

To find out more or donate an item, contact Any Baby Can, 512-454-3743,

To make a monetary donation, go to and click on Donate to Season for Caring. Donations will be accepted through Jan. 31.

Author: Nicole Villalpando

Nicole Villalpando writes about families in the Raising Austin blog and the Raising Austin column on Saturdays. She also offers a weekly and monthly family calendar at She tweets at @raisingaustin.