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Cases 78-80: Couple steps up for nephews

100 Neediest Cases artwork for 2021

100 Neediest Cases artwork by Orquidea Campbell-Espinoza, St. Louis Community College at Meramec

Case 78: Despite losing their income to the pandemic, Ms. K and her husband stepped up to take in their 10-year-old nephews after the children were removed from a neglectful home. They didn’t expect to raise more children, but the couple didn’t want to see their nephews separated in the foster care system. The family would like bedding, clothes, superhero toys and a vacuum.

Case 79: Ms. S is a survivor of cancer and domestic violence. She has faced an unbearable year along with her five children. Her mother and brother died, and her daughter was severely injured after getting hit by a car. Ms. S lost her job due to the pandemic, and bills are mounting. Any assistance would be appreciated.

Case 80: Ms. P is understandably under financial strain after her car's catalytic converter was stolen, forcing her to reallocate money she uses to care for her 22-year-old daughter with Down syndrome, her 12-year-old granddaughter and her 11-year-old twin grandsons. Both twins have autism, and one has cerebral palsy. The twins need beds, and Ms. P would like an upright freezer. They would also be grateful for money for food and clothing.

Case profiles by Steph Kukuljan of the Post-Dispatch.

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