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  • GOOD NEWS CASE 36: Couple fighting injuries, illness work hard for children

    GOOD NEWS CASE 36: Couple fighting injuries, illness work hard for children

    Wednesday, November 26 2014 9:07 AM EST2014-11-26 14:07:14 GMT
    QUINCY -- Alex and Jamie, not their real names, would like their children -- a 13-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son-- to have a nice Christmas and are unconcerned about their own needs. The family is Case 36 in the 26th annual Good News of Christmas campaign sponsored by The Herald-Whig.
    QUINCY -- Alex and Jamie, not their real names, would like their children -- a 13-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son-- to have a nice Christmas and are unconcerned about their own needs. The family is Case 36 in the 26th annual Good News of Christmas campaign sponsored by The Herald-Whig.

  • GOOD NEWS CASE 19: Mom of three escapes bad relationship, moves to area with few belongings

    GOOD NEWS CASE 19: Mom of three escapes bad relationship, moves to area with few belongings

    Tuesday, November 25 2014 10:15 AM EST2014-11-25 15:15:32 GMT
    QUINCY -- A single mother with three children seeks a peaceful home for her family after leaving a bad relationship. Julia, not her real name, moved to the region this year with practically nothing, but she was able to get into Madonna House until she found stable housing. She quickly found work in the community. Her efforts for housing were met this summer, and she was able to bring her three children back together under one roof.
    QUINCY -- A single mother with three children seeks a peaceful home for her family after leaving a bad relationship. Julia, not her real name, moved to the region this year with practically nothing, but she was able to get into Madonna House until she found stable housing. She quickly found work in the community. Her efforts for housing were met this summer, and she was able to bring her three children back together under one roof.

  • GOOD NEWS CASE 26: Single mother seeks special Christmas for daughter

    GOOD NEWS CASE 26: Single mother seeks special Christmas for daughter

    Monday, November 24 2014 10:26 AM EST2014-11-24 15:26:32 GMT
    QUINCY -- As a child, Kathy benefited from the Herald-Whig's Good News of Christmas campaign. Kathy, not her real name, remembers when her family was selected to be a Good News family. "It was the best Christmas she ever had," Kathy's Good News caseworker said. "She has no money for her child's Christmas this year and is hoping their family will be selected so her daughter will experience the generosity that she remembers so well."
    QUINCY -- As a child, Kathy benefited from the Herald-Whig's Good News of Christmas campaign. Kathy, not her real name, remembers when her family was selected to be a Good News family. "It was the best Christmas she ever had," Kathy's Good News caseworker said. "She has no money for her child's Christmas this year and is hoping their family will be selected so her daughter will experience the generosity that she remembers so well."

  • Good News Case 18: Family struggles while single mother pursues education

    Good News Case 18: Family struggles while single mother pursues education

    Monday, November 24 2014 8:54 AM EST2014-11-24 13:54:13 GMT
    A single mother has quit her job to pursue a bachelor's degree in education in hopes of better providing for her four children one day. Jill -- not her real name ­-- loves working with children and decided to further her education to become a teacher. Jill began taking classes around her work schedule, but as she made her way through the requirements, the classes started to conflict with her job. She left her position to become a full-time student.
    A single mother has quit her job to pursue a bachelor's degree in education in hopes of better providing for her four children one day. Jill -- not her real name ­-- loves working with children and decided to further her education to become a teacher. Jill began taking classes around her work schedule, but as she made her way through the requirements, the classes started to conflict with her job. She left her position to become a full-time student.
  • GOOD NEWS CASE 12: Mom works two jobs to support kids, disabled husband

    GOOD NEWS CASE 12: Mom works two jobs to support kids, disabled husband

    Friday, November 21 2014 10:40 AM EST2014-11-21 15:40:08 GMT
    QUINCY -- A mother of four works two jobs but still struggles to support her children and her disabilities husband. Susan is her family's sole provider since her husband, Bob, not their real names, has been unable to work for three years. Bob was involved in two traffic accidents then fell 20 feet from a collapsed deer stand last year, breaking his arm and back.
    QUINCY -- A mother of four works two jobs but still struggles to support her children and her disabilities husband. Susan is her family's sole provider since her husband, Bob, not their real names, has been unable to work for three years. Bob was involved in two traffic accidents then fell 20 feet from a collapsed deer stand last year, breaking his arm and back.

  • GOOD NEWS CASE 41: Health issues force woman to quit job as nurse

    GOOD NEWS CASE 41: Health issues force woman to quit job as nurse

    Thursday, November 20 2014 4:43 PM EST2014-11-20 21:43:27 GMT
    QUINCY -- Tracey would love to give her 5-year-old daughter, Emily, a Christmas to remember, but health issues are preventing her from being able to do that.
    QUINCY -- Tracey would love to give her 5-year-old daughter, Emily, a Christmas to remember, but health issues are preventing her from being able to do that.
  • GOOD NEWS CASE 20: Mom takes care of family as husband fights cancer

    GOOD NEWS CASE 20: Mom takes care of family as husband fights cancer

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 2:20 PM EST2014-11-19 19:20:54 GMT
    QUINCY -- A family of five was making ends meet until a health scare during the summer. Dad was diagnosed with cancer and unable to work.
    QUINCY -- A family of five was making ends meet until a health scare during the summer. Dad was diagnosed with cancer and unable to work.

  • GOOD NEWS CASE 3: Medical issues plague family in need

    GOOD NEWS CASE 3: Medical issues plague family in need

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 4:18 PM EST2014-11-18 21:18:27 GMT
    QUINCY -- Numerous medical issues are plaguing a local family of three and The Herald-Whig's 26th annual Good News of Christmas campaign hopes it can be of assistance.
    QUINCY -- Numerous medical issues are plaguing a local family of three and The Herald-Whig's 26th annual Good News of Christmas campaign hopes it can be of assistance.
  • GOOD NEWS CASE 16: Cancer creates financial problems for family

    GOOD NEWS CASE 16: Cancer creates financial problems for family

    Monday, November 17 2014 10:59 AM EST2014-11-17 15:59:24 GMT
    QUINCY -- Jane and Andy both had good jobs and a happy home with their three children before Jane was diagnosed with a very aggressive type of cancer. Now Jane, not her real name, is taking chemotherapy and preparing for major surgery. Good News of Christmas organizers plan to help the family known as Case 16.
    QUINCY -- Jane and Andy both had good jobs and a happy home with their three children before Jane was diagnosed with a very aggressive type of cancer. Now Jane, not her real name, is taking chemotherapy and preparing for major surgery. Good News of Christmas organizers plan to help the family known as Case 16.

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