Ciara Needs Your Help

CiarapixWhat’s more fun in the summer than a block party? A block party for a great cause.

On Saturday August 3, from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Nelson Avenue will be closed for a bash with raffles (grand prize is a $500 scratch ticket basket), food, music, face painting and many other activities and surprises to raise money to help Ciara Rosario’s family purchase a much-needed handicapped van.

Ciara, 25, was born with Spina Bifada, a birth defect resulting from the failure of the spine to properly close during the first month of  pregnancy. It has left her paralyzed from the waist down.

Ciara is prone to infections and other ailments and it is imperative that she is seen by specialists in Boston on a regular basis, Ciara’s mother Enid DeCastro, who works in the Auditor’s office at City Hall explained.

Ciara’s electric wheelchair weighs 200 pounds and DeCastro said there is no way she can get both the chair and Ciara into her small car.

Family and friends have been working hard to raise the $55,000 needed to procure new wheels – and having fun while doing it. But, they need your help to make the dream a reality.

For questions or to help with the party contact Enid at 978-596-7570.

For those who are unable to attend the party, donations can be sent to Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union c/o Handicap-Van Fundraiser for Ciara Rosario, P.O. Box 1238, Lowell, Ma. 01853 or in person at any Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union location.

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