Wish Book 2017 told the story of young Samuel Augustine who “arrived as a one-pound bundle of uncertainty.” Born prematurely, Samuel couldn’t breathe, eat or cry due to microcephaly, a rare neurological condition in which an infant’s head is significantly smaller than the heads of other children.  Antoinise Augustin, 35, sits with Samuel in her newly decorated apartment on Nov. 21, 2018, after being given donations totaling $33,000 that helped the family in ways that far outstripped their simple request to obtain a suitable wheelchair.
Wish Book 2017 told the story of young Samuel Augustine who “arrived as a one-pound bundle of uncertainty.” Born prematurely, Samuel couldn’t breathe, eat or cry due to microcephaly, a rare neurological condition in which an infant’s head is significantly smaller than the heads of other children. Antoinise Augustin, 35, sits with Samuel in her newly decorated apartment on Nov. 21, 2018, after being given donations totaling $33,000 that helped the family in ways that far outstripped their simple request to obtain a suitable wheelchair. Carl Juste cjuste@miamiherald.com
Wish Book 2017 told the story of young Samuel Augustine who “arrived as a one-pound bundle of uncertainty.” Born prematurely, Samuel couldn’t breathe, eat or cry due to microcephaly, a rare neurological condition in which an infant’s head is significantly smaller than the heads of other children. Antoinise Augustin, 35, sits with Samuel in her newly decorated apartment on Nov. 21, 2018, after being given donations totaling $33,000 that helped the family in ways that far outstripped their simple request to obtain a suitable wheelchair. Carl Juste cjuste@miamiherald.com

Miami Herald Real Time/Breaking News reporter Howard Cohen, a 2017 Media Excellence Awards winner, has covered pop music, theater, health and fitness, obituaries, municipal government and general assignment. He started his career in the Features department at the Miami Herald in 1991.

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