17 make life better [UPDATED]Published 9:14am Monday, November 12, 2012 Updated 11:16am Monday, November 12, 2012
The house being built for Isaiah Lawson on Cleveland Avenue proves once again that residents and businesses in Fergus Falls take good care of their own — and we whole-heartedly support that.
To date, 17 businesses and countless individuals have stepped forward with donations of labor, supplies and money to help the family of a four-year-old diagnosed with neuroblastoma, an aggressive form of cancer. Though he is improving, he must live in a very specialized house that cannot have a basement, carpet or insulation typically used in homes.
As word got out that the family was struggling, more and more businesses and individuals offered to help. So far, about $105,000 has been raised for the $180,000 home. And people keep on giving.
When the going gets tough for someone here, residents always seem to come forward. What a great community we live in.