BY MELANIE KOPACZ
A family in The Acreage that has fostered dozens of medically fragile children in their home for nearly 20 years is now on the receiving end this holiday season, thanks to the generosity of the community.
Sal and Sav Forbes’ family home illuminated the night sky with a lighting reveal on Tuesday, Dec. 8, complete with lawn inflatables as a gift from Simon Electric of Lake Worth, along with a fully decorated Christmas tree from Premier Family Health in Wellington.
The Forbes family has most recently been caring for five medically fragile foster children, as well as three children of their own. They adopted their 11-year-old son Seth after fostering him. He underwent several cranial surgeries.
It’s this selflessness that the Forbes’ have shown that led them to be the recipients of an event led by Mom’s Club of Wellington founder Aimee Stern to help a local family in need this holiday season.
“To see the faces of the family light up in awe was incredible, and watching their youngest son, Seth, get so excited seeing the house lit up made my 2020,” Stern said.
In addition to the decorations, Simon Electric also donated $300 to the family to help them pay for their power bill, due to the additional lights. Stern is also collecting presents for them, including gift cards for gas and meals for long distance doctors’ trips. A wheelchair ramp is also on their wish list for their 12-year-old foster son.
If you’d like to help, contact Stern at email@example.com.