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  • Joan Evans, right, who is undergoing treatment for cancer, thanks Gail Margarites of Hawthorn Woods, who, with her husband Chris, donated a handicapped-accessible van to the Evans family.

       Joan Evans, right, who is undergoing treatment for cancer, thanks Gail Margarites of Hawthorn Woods, who, with her husband Chris, donated a handicapped-accessible van to the Evans family.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • With her mom, Joan, at left, Meredith Evans thanks Gail and Chris Margarites of Hawthorn Woods for their generous donation of a handicapped-accesible van to her family.

       With her mom, Joan, at left, Meredith Evans thanks Gail and Chris Margarites of Hawthorn Woods for their generous donation of a handicapped-accesible van to her family.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Mark and Joan Evans of Elk Grove Village, with their sons, left to right, Bradley, Grant, and Brett, age 12, and their daughter, Meredith. A fundraiser brought $50,000 to the family. Joan is battling breast cancer, Mark has been laid off from his job, and the four children are disabled.

       Mark and Joan Evans of Elk Grove Village, with their sons, left to right, Bradley, Grant, and Brett, age 12, and their daughter, Meredith. A fundraiser brought $50,000 to the family. Joan is battling breast cancer, Mark has been laid off from his job, and the four children are disabled.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • 18-year-old Forrest Ericksen of Lake Villa laughs with surgeon's Dr. Scott Otto, middle, and Dr. William Watson, right, at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. The surgeons at Libertyville's Advocate Condell Medical Center level 1 trauma unit saved Ericksen's life after a snowmobile accident almost two years ago.

       18-year-old Forrest Ericksen of Lake Villa laughs with surgeon's Dr. Scott Otto, middle, and Dr. William Watson, right, at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. The surgeons at Libertyville's Advocate Condell Medical Center level 1 trauma unit saved Ericksen's life after a snowmobile accident almost two years ago.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Forrest Ericksen, 18, of Lake Villa, at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville after a snowmobile accident almost two years ago.

      Forrest Ericksen, 18, of Lake Villa, at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville after a snowmobile accident almost two years ago.
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  • Forrest Ericksen, 18 of Lake Villa, hugs trauma surgeon Dr. William Watson at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville Wednesday. Watson and other surgeons at Condell's level 1 trauma unit saved Ericksen's life after a snowmobile accident almost two years ago.

       Forrest Ericksen, 18 of Lake Villa, hugs trauma surgeon Dr. William Watson at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville Wednesday. Watson and other surgeons at Condell's level 1 trauma unit saved Ericksen's life after a snowmobile accident almost two years ago.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Beth Fraley of Wood Dale with her quadruplets. The family started receiving support even before leaving the hospital with their new family.

      Beth Fraley of Wood Dale with her quadruplets. The family started receiving support even before leaving the hospital with their new family.
    Submitted photo

  • The Fraley quadruplets.

      The Fraley quadruplets.
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  • Lane Fraley of Wood Dale with the quadruplets. Nurses donated diapers and formula.

      Lane Fraley of Wood Dale with the quadruplets. Nurses donated diapers and formula.
    Submitted photo

  • Marmion Academy Campus Ministry Director Bill Johnson, Student Chaplain Fr. Michael Burrows OSB and the first period sophomore theology class with the last load of donated clothing on the final day of their Winter Clothing Drive. The students donated more than 3,000 lbs of clothing during a two-week drive.

      Marmion Academy Campus Ministry Director Bill Johnson, Student Chaplain Fr. Michael Burrows OSB and the first period sophomore theology class with the last load of donated clothing on the final day of their Winter Clothing Drive. The students donated more than 3,000 lbs of clothing during a two-week drive.
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  • Nathan Saavedra, 3, is waiting for results from five people who volunteered to donate one of their kidneys. An earlier donation failed. His family lives in Carpentersville.

       Nathan Saavedra, 3, is waiting for results from five people who volunteered to donate one of their kidneys. An earlier donation failed. His family lives in Carpentersville.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Nathan Saavedra works with Physical Therapist Sue Schmidt in his Carpentersville home.

       Nathan Saavedra works with Physical Therapist Sue Schmidt in his Carpentersville home.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Tina Saavedra holds her son Nathan, who is learning to walk and starting preschool. He needs a kidney after an earlier donation failed.

       Tina Saavedra holds her son Nathan, who is learning to walk and starting preschool. He needs a kidney after an earlier donation failed.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

 

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