Thursday, 21 June 2018 14:34

Winterport community comes together to help two families Featured

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WINTERPORT - No matter what age cancer is something you never think you could have, but when a family member is diagnosed with it you will do anything to support them.

One community in Winterport is coming together to help two families currently going through a rough time.

 

28 year old and mother of four Sasha Hart was diagnosed with breast cancer in October of 2017. Kathy Adamo's husband has necrotizing fasciitis which is a flesh-eating bacteria.

 

Two local families---experiencing a real nightmare.

 

Sasha is using her voice as a platform to educate and reach out to others her age who may be going through the same thing, or those just looking to talk.

 

"I looked on YouTube and I tried to google anyone Facebook groups, anything for people that were my age that were going through something similar as me and there was nobody I couldn't find anyone," said Hart.

 

She said she took it upon herself to be completely open, "I share the good the bad and in between is what I tell everybody."

 

Kathy said even when her husband was in the hospital the community would come and help them with house chores, "Took care of the gardens and took care of the chickens and just rallied around us like we were family."

 

Sasha's father in law Richard Hart Jr. said, "The community coming together has been wonderful it's why I like these small communities."

 

Sasha has been getting treatment in Boston and said keeping up with traveling and other expenses is difficult. Winterport recreation director Greg DaSilva knew he wanted to help both families, "We would do a pig roast here at the Abbott Park which is our rec fields and the recreation area for the town. The event will be June 30th 4-8 here at the park."

 

There will be a silent auction, live music, a beer tent all to raise money for both families.

 

"It's really nice that their willing to band together and not only help me and my family but help another family in need as well," said Hart.

 

"Incredibly moved that the community has come together to do this for us and for the Hart family," said Adamo.

 

For more information about the event click here.

 

Shonna Narine

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Shonna Narine joined the ABC7 and FOX22 team in August 2017. Originally from Long Island (although she hides her accent for TV) she's excited to see what Maine has to offer.

She graduated from Five Towns College in Dix Hills Long Island where she anchored for their TV Club, and had her own radio show called "All Access Entertainment."

She won an outstanding achievement award and graduated on the dean's list.

Prior to graduation Shonna interned at News12 Long Island.

Shonna comes from a big family. With three older sisters, her parents, and six nieces and nephews there's never a dull moment when she's around them. When she's not working she enjoys working out, dancing, spending time with her fiance, and planning her wedding! Shonna would love to hear if you have any story ideas. You can email her at [email protected].