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Man survived 4 heart attacks, needs help with broken water heater

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BAY CITY, MI (WNEM) -

A Mid-Michigan man has been without hot water for nine weeks.

Gene Morrow, of Bay City, has medical bills piling up that makes it a financial burden for them to buy a water heater.

"Right now, I'd be happy with a used hot water heater," Morrow said.

The 47-year-old former newspaper delivery man lives on a fixed income and doesn't have a working water heater. To make matters worse, Morrow survived four heart attacks so only 15 percent of his heart works.

"Three major and one small one. Last one I had was about a month ago," Morrow said.

With both his body and his home needing repairs, doing anything physical can be difficult. Without his water heating, even taking a bath is a challenge.

Morrow said he has to fill his bathtub with boiled water from the kitchen and carry it across the house to the bathroom.

Adding to his problem, Morrow said his roof wasn't put on right and leaks when it rains.

"The roof is almost $2,000 to fix," Morrow said.

For now, his biggest issue is the water heater, along with the strain of carrying eight loads of water from the kitchen to the bathtub.

"I need help. Can't afford to do it myself. I just need someone to help me get a water heater in this thing. I'm tired. I've been nine weeks now without hot water," Morrow said.

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