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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

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,