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Anonymous donor provides housing for sick woman

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PRATTVILLE, AL (WSFA) -

It's a story a giving and hope for better living. You may remember the story of Lowndes County resident Betty Brown who was suffering from several illnesses and in desperate need of better living conditions.

After our 12 News Defenders report, documenting health hazards and deplorable conditions in Brown's trailer, an anonymous donor generously leased a two bedroom, two bathroom apartment in Prattville for her to live in as long as she needs.

The anonymous donor fully furnished it and is covering rent, utilities and cable. It's a blessing Brown, who has lupus, diabetes and no kidneys, said she didn't expect.

"I didn't know nothing like this would happy. I can rest really good now because I haven't been resting like I should," Brown said.

Now she is much closer to her dialysis appointments. Not having reliable transportation made the commute from Lowndes County to Prattville difficult.

"Now I'm not worried about missing a day or being late," Brown said. "The sponsor I would like to tell him thank you and I appreciate everything and God will bless you."

Catherine Flowers with the Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise says the outpouring has been overwhelming. A local home improvement store has donated building materials, and college students have volunteered to repair other homes in Lowndes County.

"I would like to specifically thank the donor who came forward and offered Betty this beautiful place to live. Montgomery has some amazing people in the Metropolitan area who responded and those other families that I mentioned will be getting help in time," Flowers said.

The story doesn't end there. The donor has assessed Brown's trailer and determined that repairs would exceed the trailer's value, so the donor is looking to replace it.

In the meantime, Brown says a burden has been lifted, and she will enjoy your new apartment.

If you would like to help others in need like Brown, contact the Equal Justice Initiative at 334-269-1803.

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