Stratford family struggles after losing mom to cancer

A family in Stratford is asking for the public's help to make the holidays a little more special for three children who lost their mother to cancer. Brandy Ruggerio, 26, recently died of cervical cancer,

News 12 Staff

Dec 20, 2014, 10:46 PM

Updated 3,446 days ago

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Stratford family struggles after losing mom to cancer
A family in Stratford is asking for the public's help to make the holidays a little more special for three children who lost their mother to cancer.
Brandy Ruggerio, 26, recently died of cervical cancer, leaving behind three children ages 5, 7 and 9.
Grandmother Sue Yanez says their house is virtually empty. She says the children's food stamps have been cut and their father is temporarily out of work.
The family says Ruggerio was diagnosed with cancer last November. She died over the summer.
A fund has been set up to help the family. Yanez says her prayer is that Christmas will be happy for the three children, who will be celebrating it for the first time without their mother.


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