We are spotlighting little Abby Samways and her family this morning for Holiday Wish Week.  Abby is 10 years old and has an extremely rare condition. Only three people in New England suffer from her condition. She requires round-the-clock care. She is immobile, non-verbal, blind, and has trouble swallowing.

Abby has two very important needs that immediate attention.

1. She is approaching 50 pounds. When Abby reaches 50 pounds, a major problem develops. By law, her nurses will no longer be permitted to pick her up (due to safety reasons). She'll need a "hook" that will move her from her bed to her wheelchair, etc. The problem is that the state won't pay for the "hook" until Abby reaches 75 pounds.

2. The Make-A-Wish Foundation gifted the family a brand new generator, but their policy did not allow them to hook up the generator to their panel. The generator is needed because when the Samways lose power, they are faced with much more than just a minor inconvenience. All of Abby's medical equipment requires power. She absolutely needs it to survive.

We got a call from David Vermette from Vermette Development/V Corps. Not only has David been generously bidding and winning Celtics tickets multiple times this week, but he also wanted to take his donation a step further.

David develops high-end homes on the SouthCoast. He wants to donate a set of brand new Whirlpool kitchen appliances. They are stainless steel and they are the same appliances that Vermette puts in the half-million-dollar homes he builds.


If you or someone you know is building a home or renovating their kitchen, these are gorgeous appliances that you'll really want in your home.

If you'd like to more details and make a bid, you can bid here. Bidding ends at 7 p.m. tonight.


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