PLEASE HELP!!! Our family's life was changed forever the day that Holly Eleanor Ward was born into this world on 3-30-10. Holly was Dan and Jill's first child, my brother and sister in-law, Dave and Connies first grandchild, my father and mother in-law, and our first niece. Holly's life did not turn out to be what anybody expected. We were all blindsided and devistated with the news recieved in March of 2011. Holly was diagnosed with Tay-Sachs, a very rare and unfortuntely fatal disease. Help me in my efforts as I backpack 340 miles from Connecticut to the top of Mount Washington  over 32 days on the Appalachian trail in order to raise money and awarness for this devastating disease that claimed Holly's life.


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Richard Filosi 
Killingworth, CT
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