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Kayla Lafi, Fairview, New Jersey. Winning Samaritan: I was introduced to Kayla Lafi, a 16 year old high school sophomore in Fairview New Jersey by Gabrielle Simon a leader of a celiac disease support group in Bergen County. Kayla is one of 33 million Americans diagnosed with celiac disease. She was diagnosed with celiac disease a few years ago and she has been trying since to make a difference for celiacs everywhere. On May 19th, Kayla combined her love of fashion and passion for furthering celiac awareness with Catwalk for Celiac, a fashion show event in Woodbridge, New Jersey. Kayla is also starting a support group for celiac teens like herself! By Courtney

Bart Saidel, Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Winning Benefactor:  Bart is a five-year survivor of testicular cancer and is presently undergoing treatment for leukemia. He is a Founding Member and President of the Salt Shaker Foundation.  The Salt Shaker Foundation is a 501©(3) nonprofit in southern New Jersey that conducts events to raise awareness and funding for the LIVESTRONG/Lance Armstrong Foundation and the Cooper Cancer Institute.  Bart has a wife and three children and devotes time to coaching youth soccer and baseball. By Kathleen Brady

Challenger Baseball League of Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Winning Benefactor: “Every child gets a hit. Every child is safe on base. Every child scores a run. Every child is a winner!” is the motto of the Challenger Baseball League. This unique organization offers children of all disabilities a chance to play baseball and experience achievement with the help of volunteer children who serve as “buddies.” By Anne Forline

Elizabeth (Liz) Doskotz-Carlson, Long Valley New Jersey. Winning Educator: Elizabeth and her husband own and operate Freedom Horse Farm and Freedom Animal Rescue. Freedom Farm is a therapeutic riding and hippotherapy center. Liz teaches respect for all individuals, regardless of of their age, or disability. She is extremely patient, knowledgeable about people and animals. The environment at the farm is warm, welcoming and fun. She brings a smile to everyone’s face, especially those who are in need of it. By Ellen Stark

Jess Niederer, Pennington, New Jersey. Winning Environmentalist: Jess is an inspirational young New Jersey woman who has created a successful organic, environmentally-sound, farm that provides vegetables and herbs for local residents. She has educated herself about all aspects of her farming and in the first year has made a small profit. Determined and energetic, she and her farm are models for our future. By Huck Fairman

Kayla Lafi, Fairview, New Jersey. Winning Samaritan: I was introduced to Kayla Lafi, a 16 year old high school sophomore in Fairview New Jersey by Gabrielle Simon a leader of a celiac disease support group in Bergen County.  Kayla is one of 33 million Americans diagnosed with celiac disease. She was diagnosed with celiac disease a few years ago and she has been trying since to make a difference for celiacs everywhere. On May 19th, Kayla combined her love of fashion and passion for furthering celiac awareness with Catwalk for Celiac, a fashion show event in Woodbridge, New Jersey. Kayla is also starting a support group for celiac teens like herself! By Courtney

Maribel Class, Hillsdale, New Jersey. Winning Samaritan: Originally from Costa Rica, Maribel is raising and supporting her 21-year-old daughter, a college student, with no help from the child’s father. She has had more than 10 surgeries over the last several years, as she has had cancer in various parts of her body including breast, colon, stomach, bladder, and several other organs. Despite her ongoing issues with her health, Maribel works seven days a week at a barely livable wage, taking care of people with all sorts of health problems. Her clients range from wheelchair-bound to terminally ill to chronically ill, and she provides every service to them from personal care such as bathing, dressing, and feeding, as well as shopping for them, cleaning their homes, and doing all sorts of errands to meet their needs. Maribel performs all of these tasks with a smile on her face, and never complains about feeling overworked or ill, even though she has very little time to rest and stay off her feet. This selfless woman cares for so many who would be lost without her, yet despite her own health problems, she only keeps on giving. By Cathy Lipper