ELMORE CO., AL (WSFA) - When WSFA 12 News started the "Cash for Kindness" segment, we wanted to help people who had a need. What we found is that, despite a persons need, they are always willing to help others.
Another example comes from an Elmore County woman who found herself in the middle of storm debris following April's tornadoes, helping others as they tried to recover.
No one knew her personal struggle, until now.
"Tracy is an amazing woman..." and once you hear her story, you'll learn why her longtime friend Tammy Ingram feels that way.
Tracy Broadway Mitchell and her family were spared from any damage, so she did what many of her neighbors did. She went to the aid of those in need. She spent her own money to purchase food, drinks and toiletries, but just like many of her neighbors, Tracy was also in need.
She was working to help storm victims, all while wearing a brace. A recent car accident left her with knee problems. "She was recovering from a surgery on her knee and since had another surgery and is having a difficult time," Tracy confirmed.
To complicate matters, Tracy recently learned she now has an infection in her leg. It may mean she'll have to have the limb amputated.
"She is a very strong person, she has a strong faith, she has lots of friends who have been praying for her, but it was so kind of her and do things for others when she needed prayer herself," Tammy explained.
After reading her email, WSFA 12 News wanted to help Tracy, so we passed along $120 as part of "Cash for Kindness".
Tracy, like many others, was of caught off guard by the visit, and also by the kind words her friend had to say. "I just felt like I had to do it. I felt like I was blessed because it came so close to me, and my family was ok. I needed to do it," Tracy said.
When asked how she was able to stay so strong, "God and friends...helping me get through it," she admitted.
Tracy said the $120 will go along way with helping her get back and forth to the doctor. She'll use it to buy medicine.
It's all thanks to a friend who helped her out in the midst of her own storm.