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Mike Trout lifts spirits of South New Jersey family that lost home in fire

Mike Trout lifts spirits of South New Jersey family that lost home in fire

Angels center fielder Mike Trout brought comfort — and gifts — to a South New Jersey family that lost its home to a fire with a surprise Christmas Eve visit.

According to SNJ Today, Barbara and Tony DeSimone of Buena Vista Township lost all the contents of their house, including their Christmas presents, to smoke and water damage caused by a fire a few days before Christmas. The couple’s two children, Michael and Cecilia, were at school during the fire.

Families from the kids’ school, Edgarton Christian Academy, generated about $1,250 in donations for the family. When Trout, who grew up in nearby Millville, heard of the family’s plight, he came to...

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