ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Thomas A. Edison High School girls lacrosse team has rushed to the side of a family in need. The girls are raising money and rallying the community to prevent their teammate’s family from losing their home.
“They just rallied around us and got behind us. It’s been absolutely amazing and then, through them, it has spread through the entire lacrosse community across northern Virginia,” says Sara Dina, mother of the lacrosse team’s captain, 18-year-old Catherine.
The Alexandria family is on the financial brink, burdened by whopping medical bills. Sara and her husband, John, are blind. John has had serious medical problems since a 1990 accident ended his 22-year career as a New York City police officer. A delivery truck traveling at 75 mph plowed into his car. Two of Catherine’s three sisters also have major medical problems.
“We found out not quite three weeks ago that our home is being foreclosed on,” Sara says. “We just have no resources.”