Joe and Madlin Rendon have six beautiful children. 4-year-old Elizabeth has Spherocytosis, which causes a shortage of red blood cells and an enlarged spleen.

Since birth, Elizabeth has been dependent on monthly blood transfusions. Over time, this has weakened her liver, heart, and endocrine system. Last year Elizabeth underwent a splenectomy. She remains on daily antibiotics and is at extreme risk of contracting a life-threatening infection. She has to visit numerous specialists to manage her ongoing health needs.

Sadly, the family experienced an apartment fire. They lost not only their home but also their belongings. After living in their van for several weeks, they were connected with Caruso Family Charities. CFC found them housing, paid unpaid bills, and with the help of many friends, gave the Rendon family a Christmas for their kids.


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