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DURHAM, N.C. – When a woman met a homeless mother and her daughter at a hospital in Durham, North Carolina, she knew she had to help.

Alexandria Thompson, 20, suffers from seizures. The seizures can’t be controlled with medication, forcing doctors to operate on her brain to fix the problem.

“I was always scared,” mom Marcella Thompson, told WTVD. “I’ve been scared for three years.”

The procedure was so expensive that Thompson and her daughter became homeless.

When Pam Andrews, the wife of Sheriff Michael Andrews, met Thompson by chance in the waiting room of the hospital, she knew she had to help.

“Honestly, I reached into my purse and dug out the last bit of cash I had on me and said please take her to lunch,” Andrews told WTVD.

“I took her to Chick-Fil-A and she got the milkshake, the lemonade and the sandwich and she was so happy,” Thompson said.

When Andrews shared the story with her husband, the sheriff’s office stepped in to help. With the help of the community, they found the family housing and raised enough money for food.

“It just takes a little to save someone’s life, and that’s really what they did for me and my daughter,” Thompson said.

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