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NEWS 2 EXCLUSIVE: Christmas miracle for struggling family

3 years 5 months 6 days ago December 21, 2013 Dec 21, 2013 Saturday, December 21 2013 December 21, 2013 5:48 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Ryan Naquin

BATON ROUGE - A family is sleeping easy tonight after a woman was inspired by a News 2 story about a young mother with barely any heat.

Daphne Brooks and her three children lost their home in a fire and were forced to move to a small place, surviving with just one space heater.

After her story aired last month, viewers showed their support by donating blankets, heaters and money.

With the help of her company, Quality Transport, Christina Douczer, decided to adopt the family for Christmas.

She dropped off a trunk load of gifts Saturday.

"I've been there. I was a single mother for several years and it was hard to make ends meet. It really was and I had people step up for me and help me. You know and it's Christmas. The kids deserve Christmas," Douczer said.

Brooks was overwhelmed by the gifts and promised to stay in touch with her new found family members.

"They're going to get tired of me. I'm going to be calling just to say hey. Just calling to see what y'all are doing. I'm going to keep in touch for a long time. Not only with them but the other people who help me too," Brooks said.


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