Page 6 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • June 24, 2009 Emmanuel asks... Can You Help? Our hat’s off to the Glen Rock Women in Community Service (WICS) for the recent food drive and for the amazing ongoing support. We also thank The Church of the Nativity for the food drive the weekend of June 13 and 14. Samay (pronounced Sam-May) turned 12 this past month. For one solid year now, she has had a rare form of cancer that attacks the muscles. 4-29-09 karen/janine EmmanuelHelp3x.75(4-29-09) 3 x .75 “Getting the cancer last year on my birthday was not the birthday present I was looking for,” Samay said. “I was hoping for concert tickets and some clothing. What I got instead was a whole year of being sick, missing my friends at school, being at the hospital, going through medical tests, and medicines that really made me feel terrible. I feel a little better so I am hoping for those tickets this year.” Samay actually did get tickets, but had to give them away because she was too sick to go to the concert. Her mom, Selista, admires her daughter’s toughness and spirit. “She has not quit or given up under the worst of circumstances and especially for being so young,” Selista commented. “There is no quit in her. She is an inspiration to us. The whole family has had to pitch in and help as well as deal with adjusting to doing and receiving less things, particularly since the economy has been bad and our jobs have been cut back. We are so thankful to Emmanuel for being there for us in the hard times. Their caseworkers are truly wonderful and have helped us know at least two things: one, that we are not alone in this; and two, that they are here to help us through it all.” Samay’s family could use food items such as rice, beans, cereal, fruit, peanut butter and jelly, and other non-perishable thongs. They also need financial help, which they and many others have received through the Family Financial Assistance Program, which is starting to show signs of becoming depleted. Your direct contribution to the Family Financial Assistance Program will help Samay’s family and the many other families served by the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation. To Help: Call us at (201) 612-8118 before you stop by. Please do not leave items at the center without checking with us first. Our storage space is limited. Our current hours are Monday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m..; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Northern Regional Center is located at 174 Paterson Avenue, Midland Park, NJ 07432. Please visit us online at As always, thank you for helping the children and their families! Favorite readings The students in Ms. Cynthia Sickles’s class at Somerville School in Ridgewood had the opportunity to dress as their favorite character recently. Pictured are Lizzy as Hermione Granger (Harry Potter series), Rhea as The Cat in the Hat, Melissa as PJ Funnybunny, Zoe as Snoopy and Charlie as a Mets player. ���������������������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������������� ��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������������������������ ����������������������� ����������������������������������������� ������������������������� �������������������� ������������������������������� ������������������������� ����������������������� ����������������������