The Palm Beach Post launched its annual holiday campaign, Season to Share, in 1995. Each year, the Sunday after Thanksgiving, the paper and website tell the stories of more than a dozen struggling families who have been nominated by local charitable organizations. Readers are invited to contribute money, merchandise and services to help them.

Thank you for sharing.

Farmworker’s wife raises 2 children with cerebral palsy

“Lazy” was the word a doctor used to described Raul Jr. when his mother, Juana Ramirez, brought him in,…


Honor roll student has big dreams amid chaotic life

As she watches her three children play on the living room floor, Karina Roblero, 27, smiles. Her family lives…


Ailing girl finds solace in unicorns

“You like unicorns, right?” Young Emma Lapaglia laughs at her mother Ashley Lapaglia’s question. Like them? She’s practically swimming…


Family pitches in to help lift boy from crippling condition

With the sound of every piano key inside a mobile home on a recent November morning, a deep bond…


Health is fragile and finances thin, but love abounds

A shy smile crossed Maggie Rose Montez’s face on a Tuesday night in her family’s Boynton Beach living room…


Retired cancer patients raise preschool-age grandchildren

For four decades, Cecil “Jim” Lennon followed the seasons, cutting sugar cane around Lake Okeechobee in the fall, then…


Girl’s kidney cancer diagnosis adds to family’s struggle

Working in the fields of Belle Glade wasn’t much, but it paid the bills until Otline Charles’ 3-year-old daughter…


‘Super Dan’ courageous in battle against cancer

His name is “Super Dan” and he can often be seen wearing a bright blue superhero cape, which is…


West Palm uncle steps up to raise his late sister’s three kids

Life changes. Quickly. Sometimes, too fast. Ask Terrance Williams — he knows all too well. His mom, Ruth McMahon,…


Generous high school student is ailing mother’s caregiver

Single mother Jocelyne Cius worked two jobs before a 2010 diagnosis of diabetes and hypertension led to the amputations of one…


Second-time mom raises three disabled kids in small trailer

It’s a wonder how a single mom who has three kids with multiple disabilities and illnesses gets any sleep.…