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Lakima Lewis, mother of two college students draws wisdom from the Bible and seeks to instill optimism in children, despite health struggles and severe water damage to her apartment. With the help of ‪FPWA‬ and the NY Times ‪‎Neediest Cases‬, Ms. Lewis has a renewed sense of hope and clean new furniture for herself and her children.

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A mother, struggling with her own health and finances, finds help through New Alternatives for Children and the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies to provide for her family.

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Impaired vision has kept Cimeron DuBose from working for nearly 20 years. The days could be tedious, but they were also filled with purpose.

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Julio Mattos, 15, trains at World Class Boxing Gym in the Bronx, where he has found a positive outlet for his anger over being bullied at school.

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For Sonya Ortiz, being a soloist in Martha Graham’s dance company for teenagers and dancing at Radio City Music Hall for the Garden of Dreams Foundation were milestones, but her greatest achievement was getting into college. Ms. Ortiz has been homeless since she was 3.

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