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The Samantha’s House Foundation: Meet the Long Family

Anna Miller :: Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

It hasn’t been an easy road for the Long Family. A family of four children is enough to keep your hands full, but when one of those children is confined to a wheelchair that doesn’t even fit into the tight spaces of your home, the extra challenges stack up pretty quickly.

The Long’s seven-year-old son Anthony suffered a stroke during birth that caused him severe kidney, liver, & brain damage.  The stroke has confined Anthony mostly to his wheelchair, which, unfortunately, does not maneuver well in the tight spaces of his current home.  In fact, Anthony’s limited wheelchair mobility prevents him the freedom to fully join the family in their daily activities.  ”To be able to use the wheelchair in the house would be so much easier,” says Anthony’s mom Rosie.  ”With not having the room to put a wheelchair in the house, he doesn’t get to interact with us the way [the other kids] do.” (Watch this heartwarming video to learn more about the challenges Anthony & the Long Family face every day.)

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