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BU Students Lend a Helping Hand to Woman Suffering from Multiple Sclerosis

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Three Binghamton University students put their hands together to help a local woman who suffers from multiple sclerosis. They spent four hours Saturday morning cleaning the yard and painting the porch of Apalachin resident Hazel Daniel's home. This was all part of National MS Society Volunteers Lend a Hand to Change a Life Day.

Daniel suffers from multiple sclerosis, which affects the central nervous system. She had her husband's support with household duties, but he fell and suffered serious injuries in July; making it challenging for her to keep up with the home.

Therefore, she was extremely grateful for the help.

"It is a godsend, let me tell you, they are so super. And it's stuff I would not be able to do," said homeowner Hazel Daniel.

"It means a whole lot to me, my father having MS. I would hope that somebody in our community, if he needed help, would be willing to take time out of their Saturday and help him if he needed it and I couldn't be there," said volunteer Cassie Flanagan.

This Apalachin home was one of 17 homes in Upstate New York that benefited from MS Service Day.