Coast woman and daughter granted new home

A Coast woman and her daughter are getting a new home for Christmas thanks to the generosity of the community.

Earlier this year, Tyhiriah Brown, also known as Ty, and her husband were working parents with a seven-year-old daughter and a happy life.

Then tragedy struck. First Ty’s husband was in a car wreck, followed by a stroke, and then a heart attack. Ty’s husband died in November and she ended up getting in a wreck. Because of this, she and her daughter, Miracle, had to move in with relatives. “Losing our home, losing all of our things that we purchased ourselves, my life was crumbling. I also did not know how to survive without him. I was losing faith.”

Susan and Bernie Keenum knew Ty’s story from when Ty was going to Southern Regional Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center in D’Iberville. The doctor and his wife shared their story with friends at church and they got to work.

An anonymous donor gave them the funds to get into an apartment. Becky Hafford and Susan Keenum organized donations of household goods and Gray’s Furniture delivered beds, a couch, and more. Hafford said, “God can orchestrate things. Everything down to the color schemes in this apartment, everything matches, everything looks good. The Bible does tell us that it’s more blessed to give than to receive.”

Within five days, it all came together to ensure that they have everything for a home, not just a roof over their heads. “I know that God and my husband had a conversation and I know this is nothing but God.”

But that’s wasn’t all. A Yorkie puppy was given to the little family, plus a young boy offered his PS3 so that Miracle would have a present under the tree.

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