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Local non-profit organization hands out toys, food to those in need

7 months 3 days 17 hours ago Tuesday, December 11 2018 Dec 11, 2018 December 11, 2018 7:29 PM December 11, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - On Tuesday, one non-profit organization handed out hundreds of toys and boxes of food to those in need.

Alisha Williams, a single mother, couldn't be more grateful. She took her three-year-old daughter, Aniyah, to the Christmas charity event presented by HOPE Ministries.

A few years ago, Aniyah was fighting for her life in the hospital. She was diagnosed with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a severe respiratory tract infection.

"She was hospitalized for RSV," Williams said. "She died but then came back, then they had to incubate her."

It all happened around Christmas, a time Williams will never forget. But on Tuesday, Aniyah rushed into a room packed with toys. Her mother was overwhelmed with gratitude. 

"It's fantastic," Williams said. "I am so thankful. Low-income, single mom doing it all by myself. It's a great help."

HOPE Ministries gave out nearly 400 toys, and provided meals to 100 families around the capital city.

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