One of the greatest gifts you can give this Christmas is the gift of life. You don't have to be a doctor, nurse, police officer or fire fighter to save or change someone's; all you need is compassion, empathy and the willingness to give.

These six families in Rockford are facing the unimaginable and what they want under the Christmas tree this year can't be wrapped in a box and topped with a pretty bow; they just want to be able to take care of their loved ones so they can live to see many more Thanksgivings and Christmases to come.

Can you find it in your heart and a little more in your pocket book to help make that happen?

If you'd like to donate to any of these Rockford families, you can visit, search "Rockford, IL." Or click on the links below.