New Smyrna Beach Mom

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Category: Local People

Jennifer Swartz Benefit

THIS Sunday at Flagler Tavern from 1:00-5:00 pm is going to be an amazing bash! They are having a fundraiser for Jennifer Swartz. Jen is a 26 year old mom who is having to have a double mastectomy and hysterectomy due to a rare and aggressive breast cancer.

They have gathered amazing items from ALL OVER CENTRAL FLORIDA for raffle, and live auction! Items include trips, spa days, liquor, food, sports, memberships, fishing and all sorts of things!

There is an iPad give away, a beautiful custom carved coffee table give away, celebrity autographs, and so much more!

There is no obligation to bid, just bring your family and friends and come have fun! Grab a soda or a pink drink or lunch and see the amazing changes to historical Flagler Tavern and feel the love and support that our community is known for!

For more information contact:

Heather Otero
Events Coordinator
Flagler Tavern

Tina Boyle Martin


Very early this morning as my daughter and I were driving to Daytona we rounded the corner after the three bridges and came upon the aftermath of this accident. The vehicles and deceased were still on scene as law enforcement investigated. My daughter had been singing along to the radio. All singing stopped and it had a profound effect on both of us.
Two points I want to make. First this very kind woman was killed helping someone else, and leaves behind a very young family. This could be any of us and our children. I don’t know her but I do know she was a member of our community.
Second, law enforcement does not make enough money or get enough credit for what they do and see each and every day.
If you are so inclined help this family out, as she was trying to do for someone else, here is the link.

Abbey Lewis

Many of you are aware Edgewater Firefighter Reese Lewis’ daughter Abbey had a blood vessel rupture on December 9, 2015. She is currently at Arnold Palmer Hospital after having brain surgery. She has a long road ahead of her and the firefighters are raising money to help out the family. You can check out the Go Fund me page if you would like to help out. I copied the post from the page below so you can become acquainted with the situation and the family.

Please help out if you can and keep Abbey and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

Friends and family are raising money to help out a special local family, Shannon and Reese Lewis, with medical expenses.  Reese and Shannon’s 10 year old daughter, Abbey, suffered a medical emergency on December 9, 2015, where a blood vessel in her brain ruptured.  Unknown to the Lewis family, Abbey suffered from a condition called Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM).  Abbey underwent immediate brain surgery to stop the bleeding at Arnold Palmer Hospital where she remains today.  We are blessed that Abbey made it through the first surgery.  However, we know that Abbey has a long road to recovery ahead of her, including additional surgeries and expensive medical treatment.  Abbey’s  family continues to stay by her side, missing time from work and incurring expenses for lodging and food.  

Both Reese and Shannon have been civil servants for Volusia and Brevard counties their entire careers.  We are now hoping that the communities they have helped support will now help support them in their time of need.