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Posing with their colorful bench are (front row, from left) Tatum Horley, Georgia Griffiths, Ryan McNeilly, Lily Ferreira; and (back row, from left) Rosalee Griffiths, Maryn Horley and Jean Drapeau.

Young Portsmouth artists’ bench to raise money for ALS

Young Portsmouth artists’ bench to raise money for ALS

PORTSMOUTH — When Jean Drapeau’s young art students wanted to transfer a plain wooden bench into a colorful work of art and present it to her as a gift, she was touched. But she had a better idea — to use the artwork as a fund-raiser in the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). “The kids originally

The EPHS girls' soccer team took up the ALS "Ice Bucket Challenge" Thursday, Aug. 28.

East Providence girls’ soccer squad takes ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls’ soccer team took and offered up the ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge” Thursday afternoon, Aug. 28, after the Townies’ preseason practice. EPHS head coach Angelo Pizzi noted the Townies donated over $100 to ALS and challenged every other athletic program and coaches to get doused in the

Employees of the East Providence Public Libraries take the ALS "Ice Bucket Challenge" Thursday night, Aug. 21.

East Providence Library employees take ALS ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’

EAST PROVIDENCE — Believing they are the first of peers in the state to do so, employees of the East Providence Public Libraries took the ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge” Thursday night, Aug. 21, as part of the festivities at the weekly farmers market on the Weaver Branch grounds. The library personnel called out their counterparts

Letter: Thoughtful article on Ms. Swift, ALS

To the editor: Your article on Natalie Baron Swift was both thoughtful and informative. You skillfully captured the feelings of the students toward Natalie’s condition and gave your readers appreciation of the challenges of living with ALS. And, you provided life lessons by carefully quoting Natalie’s replies. She is a wonderful role model. Thank you

Natalie Baron Swift, who said her faith keeps her going, shows students the Scapular she always wears. “You just wear it and Mary does the rest,” she said.

Warren woman with ALS shares story of faith, love

PORTSMOUTH — Afterwards, Maura Hegarty admitted she had been nervous about asking such a sensitive question. Sitting in a wheelchair in front of her was Natalie Baron Swift, who in July 2011 was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive neurodegenerative disease. Maura, an eighth-grader at St. Philomena School, worked up her nerve and stood


Warren girls’ soccer team pitches in for the Swifts

Members of Warren’s under 14 girls’ soccer team recently sponsored a fund-raiser for the Swift family; Natalie Swift was recently diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. The girls include (front, from left) Allie Reavis, Caitlyn Moniz, Madeleine McNally, Kasey Masaitis, Victoria Bounovolonta and Jezalee Nunes; (middle, from left) Madison Withers, Annee Kopecky, Ashley Heald,