Christmas Connection: Family Battling Sickle Cell Needs Help

All this week we are featuring families in need who are counting on the Christmas Connection for a brighter holiday.

There are more than 600 families and today we want to introduce you to a Madison County family whose medical bills make Christmas gifts a tall order.

The young couple has two children and is expecting a third. Their two year old daughter has sickle cell anemia and battling that disease has taken quite a toll on their family finances.

Topping their wish list: food, cleaning supplies and toiletries.

They need a crib, blankets, bottles, diapers and all kinds of baby supplies for a baby girl on the way.

The children need clothes, and they would love some toys under the tree.

The two year old girl would like a baby doll, the three year old boy would like a bike with training wheels, and the parents would like a king size comforter for their bed.

If you can help this family or any other, please take your donation to the Christmas Connection, 3954 West Pensacola Street, or call 850-575-TREE to see how you can help.

wish list:


toiletries (speed stick, dove, toilet paper)

cleaning supplies (paper towels, gain laundry detergent, pine sol, clorox, etc.)

baby supplies (crib, blankets, bottles, pacifiers, diapers, clothes for newborn baby girl)


play make-up

bike with training wheels


king size comforter

wall clock


baby girl - newborn sizes, diapers

daughter, 2 years old
pants, shirts and dresses size 4T shoes size 9 1/2
underwear size 2

son, 3 years old
pants and shirts -size 5
shoes size 12
underwear size 4

mother, age 25
pants - size 18/20
shirts/sweaters/dresses - size 22-24
shoes - size 11 1/2
underwear - size 9

father, age 27
pants size 32/30
shirts/sweaters size medium
shoes size 8 1/2
underwear size 32

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