We are spotlighting Lavolta Depina and her family this morning. Lavolta is a single mom that was caring for five children on her own (four of which were not biologically hers), when she was suddenly hit with an aortic dissection. To put it simply, her heart torn in half while she was driving one morning. The tear was so serious that her doctor says if she had waited just one more hour to go to the emergency room, she would have died.

She was placed in a medically-induced coma, and received open heart surgery to repair the tear. Lavolta was released from the hospital two weeks ago, but has lost her home. She is living with her uncle in Fall River because he is closer to her medical facility. Her children are staying with relatives in New Bedford.

Turk's Seafood in Mattapoisett has been kind enough to donate another pair of tickets to see the Celtics play the Chicago Bulls. These seats are 11 rows behind the Bulls' bench.

If you'd like the tickets, you can place a bid between now and 9 a.m. this morning by clicking here.

Find out more about Lavolta's story here.


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