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Bracelets of Hope


Thumbnail image for bracelets.jpgEvery Sunday at the North River Flea market you'll see a little girl named Sierra sit in her wheelchair behind a table full of hand-made bracelets and necklaces. That jewelry has been a real labour of love for her family. Sierra was born with a rare birth defect. She requires treatments at the children's hospital in St.John's, Newfoundland. And while the treatments are covered by the government, the cost of getting to Newfoundland and accomodations is not. Her brother Morgan has autism. So her mom Lisa O'Raniuk and the rest of the family made jewelry and sell it at the flea market. They've been doing that faithfully for the last two years. Sierra has problems speaking.....but she has a smile that lights up a room.....and warms the hearts of many customers at the flea market. Angela Walker dropped by the flea market on Sunday and had a chat with Lisa....with her daughter Sierra looking on.


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