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.

Rachel Mohlman gets her daughter Riley Shidaker, 5, dressed for her horse riding therapy at Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding center on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 in Loxahatchee.

Mom needs help to care for child with cerebral palsy

As her mother pushes her on a special swing at school, 5-year-old Riley Shidaker rolls back on a beautiful…


Rosa Caceres kisses her daughter Daniela Figueroa, 11 months, at their home in Lake Worth on Wednesday, November 18, 2015. Rosa has debilitating rheumatoid arthritis which forces her to use a wheelchair. Sometimes the pain in her joints is so bad that Rosa cannot even feed herself let alone hold her daughters.

Lake Worth woman battling arthritis while caring for family

Rosa Caceres sits in her dilapidated wheelchair, clutching her 11-month-old daughter to her chest with her twisted fingers. She…


Eliu Mattos, 15, was born missing part of a chromosome. He needs ten or more surgeries to correct major physical disabilities. Despite all of his health issues, Eliu is incredibly positive. He says that much of his strength comes from his faith and he loves to go to church.

Boynton Beach family struggles with medical bills for son

At 15 years old, Eliu Mattos has had about 10 surgeries since he was born including open heart surgery…


Sacha Hobbs holds her youngest daughter Sloane Hobbs, 5, at their home in Port St. Lucie on Sunday, November 8, 2015. Sacha is battling cancer for the third time and it has now spread to her brain. Despite having a great support network, the family has been struggling to make ends meet with all of their attention being focused on helping Sacha to recover.

Port St. Lucie mom with cancer ‘still living, still fighting’

Sacha Hobbs laughs — a lot — and that’s the first miracle. Her blue eyes shine in her pale…


Pedro Salas, center, with his children (from left) Peter, 16; Trinity, 11; Raven, 9; Isabelle, 12; Xavier, 8, and Alexis, 15, at home in Stuart on Monday, November 16, 2015. Pedro is a single father who works at Winn Dixie to provide for his six children. Currently all four girls share one makeshift room in the family's small trailer.

Stuart father fights difficulties to raise six kids

The beginning of 2010 was a tough time for Pedro Salas. He was diagnosed with diabetes and high blood…


Charles Asaro, 98, plays mandolin at his home in Hobe Sound on Sunday, November 8, 2015. Although he has lost much of his eyesight, he remains almost completely independent and would prefer to continue to live on the street that is named after his family.

98-year-old needs repairs to crumbling home

Charles Asaro’s mandolin is a little out of tune these days, sort of like the mobile home he has…


Thomas Robilotta holds his son Leonardo Robilotta, 23 months, at their home in Palm Beach Gardens on Friday, November 13, 2015. The family was living in Mexico when Leonardo was born with a level four brain bleed that caused hydrocephalus. Now the family has relocated to Palm Beach Gardens to be closer to Leonardo's doctors as he undergoes therapy and treatment for cerebral palsy and epilepsy.

Toddler’s limited mobility makes care ‘all-consuming’

Like most parents, Tom Robilotta and Lisa Karkhoff just want to give their little boy, Leonardo, the best life…


Imogene Davis sits in the room that functions as a dining room, living room and bedroom in Belle Glade on Wednesday, November 11, 2015. In August Imogene's previous house caught on fire and the family lost everything. Her husband Jimmy Lee Davis still works on a farm but at the age of 64 he will not be able to provide that income for the family for much longer.

Farmworker family needs help after fire destroys home

  Imogene Davis’ woes began with a stove. An early morning call last August to her husband Jimmy was…


Veta Smart, 3, cries before undergoing a bone marrow biopsy at St. Mary's Medical Center on Thursday, November 19, 2015 in West Palm Beach. Veta was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia this year and will have to undergo several years of often difficult treatment.

Child coping with leukemia: ‘This is not a normal life’

“I’m gonna be a horse,” Veta Smart announces. Though it’s unlikely that this chatty little spark plug of a…


Camille Lockhart at the temporary housing facility Pat Reeves Village where she and her son have been living in West Palm Beach. Camille could only stay in the temporary housing for 90 days and was planning to go to a hotel for a few days to figure out where she and her son De'Angelo, 12, could move next. When Camille was diagnosed with cancer and had to have a double mastectomy, she was no longer able to work which has made it impossible for her to make ends meet as a single mother.

Mother with cancer wants home for her and son, 12

Camille Lockhart is homeless — and that’s just the start of her problems. The 52-year-old had a bilateral mastectomy…


Ari Manevitch, 11, with his parents Stephanie and Evan and his sister Ava, 7, at their home in Boca Raton on Saturday, November 7, 2015. Ari has cerebral palsy, cortical visual impairment and epilepsy. This summer Ari underwent major surgery to help correct his hips and it took months for him to recover.

Boca boy with cerebral palsy needs device to help him walk

  His mother called it “love at first sight.” For much of his life, Ari Manevitch, 11, has been…


Andres Maldonado, left, works on homework with his daughter Frances Maldonado, 4, while Jesly Yanes, 8, watches on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 in Lake Worth. Andres worked as a landscaper until he broke his arm. Now without surgery his arm cannot heal properly and he has been unable to provide for his family of six.

Lake Worth father needs surgery to help support family

“How are you today?” asked Frances Maldonado’s pre-K teacher. The sweet-faced, 4-year-old girl lowered her head. “Sad,” she said.…