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Homebound woman to get ramp

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Tears of joy falling down Lucille Surles's face. She's homebound with a bad knee and broken ankle.

"I’ve been hurting for so long. But it will be a blessing to see him. To be with my child," Surles said.

But all that will all be changing soon. After the TV5 Rescue Squad told you her story on Tuesday, many of you stepped up. All in an effort to get Surles a ramp that would allow her to leave her home and see her dying son.

"Spend as much time with him as I can. Because there's no hurt like the hurt of losing a child," Surles said.

The man who is going to make this ramp a reality said he is proud to be able to make a difference in someone's life.

"I think I’ve been well blessed. So why not help somebody else you know?" said Joe Thompson.

Thompson is a self-proclaimed handy man. He plans to start building Surles a ramp on Monday, free of charge.

Thompson said he heard about Surles's predicament through a friend who saw TV5’s story. He knew he had to do something.

"I think if more people would try to help people out that need help it would be a lot better for people," Thompson said.

Surles said she was truly touched by the outpouring of support she has received. And wants to share her appreciation to all of our TV5 viewers who reached out offering to help.

"I want to thank you. My family thanks you. And God continue to bless you," Surles said.

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