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Holiday Miracles: Robin and Bailey

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For the past few weeks we've been asking you to send us a letter if you had some special needs this holiday season. Together with our community business partners, we're trying to make some special things happen for some local families. Viewers wrote us some amazing letters about their lives and asking for help this holiday season. It was extremely difficult for our staff and partners to choose five special recipients but somehow they did. We begin by meeting Robin and her daughter. Robin is one of several struggling single mothers we've met this Christmas season. She and her 15-year-old daughter Bailey get by, but it's not easy. Her letter told a story of tough choices: "I am currently two months behind on my mortgage and I can only half of my light bill at a time. Christmas looks meek for us. I don't smoke or drink or do drugs so if you would consider us for a miracle I would just like some groceries and something for bailey for Christmas." We were happy to oblige, with gift cards to Food Lion and Claires, all in a nice gift basket mother and daughter could share and a $200 gift certificate to the mall. Robin makes $9 an hour working as a receptionist -- too much to qualify for many government programs but too little to afford health insurance and pay the day-to-day bills. Robin said, "I have hypo-thyroid and I get my medicine from Wal-Mart. But I have to take it every other day when I can buy it." We included a gift card to Wal-Mart with hopes she can take that medicine every day. "Thank you so much, and I hope you all have a merry Christmas," Robin said.

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Sad

What is really sad that $9 an hour is too much money to get any public assistance, but yet, the illegal immigrants are getting free health car, food stamps, etc, and they don't even pay taxes. God bless this little family and thanks to all who helped them. I have adopted families in the past, and usually go to Lowes food stores and Food lion and purchase the bags of groceries for needy families. It does give a warm feeling inside to know that you have helped someone.

Med's for mom in need

While reading this story I was reminded of a Christmas that Time Warner adopted my family. I was so blessed that year. But the main reason for writing was in hopes that Baileys mom would know about the pharmacy help she can receive. Her doctor or the health dept(free) can fill out a form for the pharmacutical company to get her med's free of charge. She can get a 3 months supply at a time. They are mailed directly to her home. I used this for years. Even though she doesn't qualify for medicaid, she will qualify for this program. I hope this helps, Bobbi