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Gavin's story: Here's how to help the Lawreys

Apr. 9, 2013
Gavin: A Medical Maze
Gavin: A Medical Maze: Jeff and Brandi Lawrey of Cape Coral talk about their difficult quest to save their son who has a rare, incurable diease. Video by Guy Tubbs.
Mitochondrial disease sufferer Gavin Lawrey, 5, under a hooded canopy, awaits the start of a medical test which measures calories burned at rest Tuesday, January 15 in Atlanta, GA. Photo taken with the Hipstamatic retro photo app for iPhone. / Sarah Coward / The News-Press


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After a two-day series in The News-Press on Sunday and Monday, A Spark of Hope: One Familyís Journey the community has begun pouring out. Two fundraising sites for the Lawrey family have raised a little over $5,000.

Lynda Moritz, director of business development with Sellstate Priority Realty has been helping the Lawreys after the family received a foreclosure notice in October. For information, email Moritz at or call 239-898-3161 or 239-574-8888.

Finally if youíd like to mail a donation, make the check payable to The Gavin Lawrey Trust Fund and send to 147 SE 19th Lane, Cape Coral, FL 33990. To reach out to the Lawreys, email Brandi at The links for the fundraising websites are and

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