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Nita Hoskins is a mother of seven who is so grateful for all of the gifts so many have given her family. At Christmas she was hospitalized, her new house had no furniture and her kids were facing a pretty bleak holiday until help arrived. Tuesday, Got Donations and Humble Design was back at the home with more donations for the family.

"People don't realize that this is what we do every day. We're helping families through Humble Design. People in the community donate the furniture and we go pick it up for them," says Jeff Rothenberg from Got Donations.

One of the donations dropped off Tuesday was a booster seat for Shayla, the youngest sibling who was born at just 24 weeks. With water on her brain, she is a child with very special needs. A generous Fox 2 viewer had planned to donate a van to help the family, as they desperately need reliable transportation to get Shayla to and from her many doctor appointments.

But the old van that was supposed to be donated died on the way here, leaving this family with the same transportation problems they've been having all along.

"She has so much equipment. There is transportation out there, but they don't really want to be liable with all the stuff we have to carry back and forth to Children's Hospital for her," says Hoskins.

"If anyone has a very reliable van that could get Shayla to her doctor's appointments, we're just asking any viewers that could donate something, maybe a dealership or someone that would really like to do a good deed. I mean, This is a very special family," says Rothenberg.

If you are able to donate a reliable van to the Hoskins family please make contact in one of the following ways:

Email Fox 2's Amy Lange: amy.lange@foxtv.com
Call Humble Design: (248) 243-7144
Online: www.humbledesign.org

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