Phillips Nizer, LLP Helps Family In Need

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On Friday, February 14, Juana and Gregorio Rosario and their granddaughter Amy Germosen Rosario were the beneficiaries of a Valentine’s Day lunch organized by Alan Shapiro, Esq., of Phillips Nizer, LLP, at the firm’s Fifth Avenue offices. For the past eight years, Shapiro has organized this event to benefit a family that has been profiled in the New York Times Neediest Cases campaign. This year, his firm chose the Rosario family, who received assistance through The Children’s Aid Society. Amy, 11, was born with Dandy-Walker syndrome, a congenital brain malformation involving the cerebellum. Confined to a wheelchair, she has been living with her grandparents in the shelter system since 2010. In 2013, the fund provided monetary assistance for clothing, food and job training for Juana, who is now working as a home health aide to support her family. The family relocated to the United States from the Dominican Republic in 2009 to seek care for Amy. Thanks to the Phillips Nizer family, the Rosarios received financial contributions of approximately $2,300. We salute the extraordinary generosity of Alan Shapiro and his colleagues.

You can read the New York Times story about the Rosario family here.