Providencia Aponte with her two daughters , Rhaissa (left), 16, and Natalie, 18, in their Lawrence home on Dec. 23. Both daughters have a genetic degenerative disease. Aponte called the Lazarus House to donate's Rhaissa's power wheelchair, after Rhaissa became unable to use it. The people of Lazarus then found out that the Aponte family could use help this Christmas and now they have presents under the tree.
(Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff)