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Devyn’s Charm~ Raising Money For Military Families In Need

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Amanda and Mark Phelps have taken it upon themselves to raise money for military families in need after they needed help themselves. They have founded Devyn’s Charm. Mark is a submariner onboard the U.S.S.Dallas based in Groton, Connecticut, his wife, Amanda is keeping the home fires burning while he’s away with their three daughters, aged 9 and the twins are 7. Mark and Amanda are high school sweethearts and they are truly united as parents.

Devyn, the youngest twin was born with Apert Syndrome, it’s a genetic mutation. She has facial deformities, fused fingers and toes, she was on a ventilator, had a tracheostomy and has a ventricular plural shunt.Devyn was in and out of the hospital for  8-months and the couple went back and forth to Yale-New Haven Hospital caring for her from Groton. Little acts of kindness came their way including a $5.00 Dunkin Donuts card, enough to pay for two cups of coffee so they could take a breather here and there, a card for parking. They had to drive 50 miles each way and at that time gasoline was $4.75 cents a gallon.  They never forgot the random acts o kindness, and now that their Devyn is much better they have started a non profit called Devyn’s CharmThey are raising money to help parents who find themselves in similar situations with a sick child. Their biggest fundraiser is a music festival and they welcome volunteers and vendors to help them help others.

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