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Woman gets new HVAC unit while battling cancer

Marie, Brian, and the ARS crew. (source: WECT)
Marie, Brian, and the ARS crew. (source: WECT)
Updated: Mar. 7, 2019 at 10:52 AM EST
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CASTLE HAYNE, NC (WECT) - A local single mother is getting help for her parents and a weight off her shoulders thanks to a donation program.

Marie Jordan, a single mom from Wilmington, is battling breast cancer. Even though she is going through treatments and is physically ill, Marie is helping her parents with their home renovation though her own home is in need of a new HVAC system and her treatments make it hard to pay for both.

Marie was saving up money prior to Hurricane Florence for a new HVAC system that hasn’t worked in about two years. Then the storm brought on more problems: the need for a brand new roof. And if her situation couldn’t get any more tough, Marie was diagnosed with breast cancer.

“A couple weeks after hurricane Florence I found out that I had gotten those awful three words that nobody wants to hear: you have cancer," says Marie.

She then had to use the money she intended for the new HVAC system for her treatments.

ASR/Rescue Rooter got word of Marie and her situation from her son, Brian Jordan. Brian nominated her for ARS Cares; a nationwide program that donates HVAC units to people in need in the community.

“She would give the shirt off her back to someone who she thought needed it more,” says Brian. “Giving her this HVAC unit would allow her the comfort she deserves while battling cancer.”

“This is one of the things that I can check off my list,” says Marie. "I don’t have worry about it. I can continue with my chemo therapy the next couple of months knowing that I can come home to a comfortable house.”

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