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Former governor Edwards helps group provide medical donations to flood victims

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Former governor Edwin Edwards is coming to the aid of a support group for flood victims with special medical needs. 

The group is called Trach Moms of Louisiana and they received 8,000 pounds of supplies from a former Hurricane Sandy victim in the northeast.  

"They lost their houses, their beds, their belongings and mementos,  but they lost their medical supplies, which you can't go to a Red Cross shelter, or a Walgreens and anywhere and get this stuff," explained Angela Lorio with Trach Moms.  

They called former Governor Edwards because they needed a way to transport the trach tubes, wheelchairs, everything to the flood zone. 

"When they've needed transportation or other facilities, I've been able to impose on my friends on my friends to help," Edwards said.  

Edwards convinced the owner of an 18 wheeler to transport this new batch of flood donations for trach moms. five-hundred boxes of donations. they are loading a small portion for this smaller truck, the larger truck will arrive soon. 

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