Page 8 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • December 23, 2009 Emmanuel asks... Can You Help? Our hat’s off to Linda Tarzian and her friends for their giant food collection. Many people have been stepping forward this holiday season. We thank them and we thank everyone for helping us help many families in crisis due to their child’s diagnosis of cancer. We ask our readers to consider a year-end, tax-deductible financial contribution to help us to keep our programs going. Giving has been down the past several years and we are striving to keep this important work alive, but we cannot do it without your help! Holiday miracle needed: Amelia is now five years old. When she was almost two, 4-29-09 karen/janine she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. She EmmanuelHelp2x.75(4-29-09) and received had surgery in Philadelphia chemotherapy. At the time, her prognosis 3 x .75 as result of the surgery and chemo was cautiously optimistic. Sometimes the surgery will not get all of the cancer and it will grow back. Within a year of the treatments, she began to have seizures and was diagnosed as having epilepsy. She was transferred to the hospital for tests and care. The seizures occurred on and off for awhile. This past year, the seizures started again, and she received two surgeries in New York’s Beth Israel Hospital. She now goes for physical therapy, vision therapy, and medical care. The seizures are gone due to some new revolutionary surgery. Amelia’s mom suffers from depression and really cannot provide care for the family. Amelia’s dad, Charles, lost his job because he has had to take over the parental duties. A variety of community groups have helped this family when medical care was not available. The family could use a variety of things, which we list here for your consideration: a tricycle for Amelia’s therapy, size six tops and pants for Amelia, a gas dryer, microwave, dishes, pots and pans, a cable and DVD-ready television for some entertainment, and a department store gift card so Amelia’s 15-year-old sister Samantha can buy a sweater and jeans. Our holiday hours will be limited from now until after the New Year. If you leave a message, you will receive a return call. If you write a check, make sure it is postmarked by Dec. 31 to receive this year’s tax deduction. Please call us at (201) 612-8118 before coming by. We need office volunteers the following days and times: Monday, 1 to 5; Wednesday, 1 to 5; Thursday, 2:30 to 5; Friday, 1 to 5; and Saturdays, 10 to 1. Call us at (201) 612-8118. Please do not leave items at the center without checking with us first. Our storage space is limited. Our current hours are Monday, 10 to 1; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10 to 5; and Thursday, 10 to 2. The Northern Regional Center is located at 174 Paterson Avenue, Midland Park, NJ 07432. Visit us at: As always, thank you for helping the children and their families! The South Broad Street Merchants of Ridgewood recently offered free photos to their patrons. The event took place on Black Friday in November and included Natalie’s Restaurant, Company Square Interiors, Taylor and Taylor Carpets, and Rita’s Snips for Pips. Photographs were taken by professional photographer Mike Kortoci in a holiday setting in Kortoci Studios. The photo sessions were sponsored by Rita’s Snips for Pips, a family hair salon specializing in children’s haircuts, and also served as a fundraiser for Locks for Love. Special holiday treats were given by Natalie’s Restaurant and Company Square. Pictured is the Casbar family of Closter, who shopped, had lunch, and took advantage of the complimentary professional shoot. Smile for Santa ��������� ����������������� ������������� Merry Christmas SHOTMEYER BROS. “We’re the Energy Experts!” ����������� from Hair Care �������������� and the Cornell kids ��������������������������������� ��������� �������������� ���� ���� ��������������������� ���������������������� ����������� ��������������� � �������� ����������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������������� ���������������������� �������������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������������� ����������������� ����������������� The Finest Heating Oil and Service Company in the Industry! AUTOMATIC DELIVERY! COMPLETE INSTALLATION! EMERGENCY SERVICE! Dependable, Reliable Service for Over 80 Years! ��������������� ��������������������������� ����������������� ��������������������� ��������������������������� Call Us Today! 973-427-1000 ��������������������������� �������������� �������������� �����������������