Beverly's Deb Debski seeks liver transplant

Beverly Wicked Local | Jennie Oemig

Deb Debski, who suffers from primary sclerosing cholangitis, a rare autoimmune disease, holds Fenway, the family dog as she poses for a photo with her daughter, Jessica, inside their Beverly home on Monday, Oct. 5. Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol

Beloved Beverly resident Deb Debski moved to the city 26 years ago, though many would think, with her deep-seated interest in the community, she’d been here her entire life.

“She was more popular than I was when I was in high school,” said Deb’s daughter, Jessica Debski, noting that her own classmates would flock to her mother whenever she showed up at a school event. “She’s like the mayor everywhere she goes. Everyone knows her.”

Deb developed a reputation for her generosity and community involvement many years ago.

“Once my kids started nursery school, I became part of the PTOs and did church events,” she said. “And I still do costuming [for the annual high school musical].”

Though her kids are no longer in the school system, Deb said she continues to help with costumes, mostly because the group has grown very close.

“A lot of alumni parents continue to do it,” she said.

And whenever someone needed something, anything, Deb was usually the first one to step up and lend a hand. Continue reading