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Downtown

A helping hand

By Steve Bailey
Globe Columnist / September 28, 2005

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Lois Silverman's earliest memories are not happy ones. At 4, she remembers peering out through the bars of a crib at an orphanage where she had been sent with her younger sister after her mother died. She felt alone. And afraid. And didn't understand why she was there. ''Life was, and I am not exaggerating, life was cruel," Silverman says. (Full article: 674 words)

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