Can you even imagine yourself moving along in life, thinking everything is going great and then one day…BOOM…all h*ll breaks loose? You have no idea what happened, what you are going to do, or how you will get through it. That’s where Amanda’s story begins.
Amanda and her husband were tried to have a baby for 3 years. Finally, she managed to conceive. She was 36 weeks pregnant with her first child. Her husband and her had just purchased their first home and finally moved in after renovating it for almost 2 months. Everything was looking up for Amanda and her young family. Then suddenly, it all came tragically crashing down on Amanda. Her husband left her not only pregnant, and in a new home she couldn’t afford on her own, but in major debt. She had no idea what to do and was an emotional wreck. But thankfully Amanda’s story doesn’t end there…
Life was finally beginning to look up for Amanda of Sydney, Australia. 2017 was going to be a great year — full of love, happiness, and hope for the future.
After three long years of attempting to get pregnant, Amanda and her husband were expecting a child. They had also just moved into the house they had been saving up for and renovating for the past two years.
Indeed, Amanda could not have been happier about what her future had in store. But then in an instant, her life and her future came crashing down in a thunderous and disastrous way.
Her husband unexpectedly told her he was leaving and was out the door in a flash. Just like that, Amanda was left on her own, eight months pregnant and in debt from her house.
With no income and a baby arriving any time, Amanda was left all alone, heartbroken and at a loss for what would happen to her and her child. Thankfully, her friend Anna was by her side and had an unorthodox idea: she would write to the local radio station, KIIS 1065, and ask their consideration for a spot in their “Giveback” segment.
When the radio station learned of Amanda’s situation, they knew they needed to step in and help. But they could not do it alone and so they enlisted the help of some local businesses to make it a spectacular show.
Inviting Amanda and Anna onto the radio segment, Amanda had no idea what was in store. As she spoke to the radio hosts, she explained how the worst part is the uncertainty of it all.
“It’s been about five weeks since it happened,” Amanda said through tears. “And the biggest thing is just the shock, I guess because it wasn’t really what we planned, or what I planned.”
As Amanda explains her story the radio hostess turns around to face the television screen behind her. On it was a video of Amanda’s new house.
The cameraman went on a tour, highlighting several items which did not belong to Amanda. You are going to need your Kleenex to see watch what happened next and see the biggest gift of all…in the oven.
Talk about the warm generosity of strangers and how a community came together for a person in need. Groceries. Baby supplies. $10,000 in CASH! How awesome is that?!
While I’m sure it wasn’t the fairy tale story or ending that Amanda was expecting, it certainly has a very heartwarming ending. A story that went from heartbreaking to heartwarming. Someday, Amanda will be able to share her story with her own child of how the generosity of strangers and giving back to others in need made a difference in their lives.
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