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A Mount Pleasant woman battling and recovering from serious illness lost her home earlier this year. She reached out to us here at News 2 to tell her story. Now she's asking for your help.

They say home is where the heart is and right now, 69-year-old Mrs. Margaret Anderson's heart is broken. "It's hard. It's real hard. I really want to be in my house, I really do. I miss my house. I miss my neighbors. I just want to be home.

Mrs. Anderson is a breast cancer survivor, and is still living with the lingering effects of treatment. She's also diabetic and is on dialysis. Anderson says, "Thank God I'm here because I thought I was not going to make it."

In January, fire destroyed her home in the Remley's Point community of Mount Pleasant, her home for more than 50 years. She and her family escaped unharmed, but she did not have insurance at the time. "My daughter put out letters to different companies, different organizations. So we've been trying to get all kind of help." Her daughter Antherenette Wade says, "We have received some funds, but it's just not enough. We have two different organizations that want to come in to help but they're budget is small. She needs flooring, the walls windows repair, paint, everything." Mrs. Anderson says she's been on her own since the age of 17, and asking for help does not come easy. Wade says, "My mother does need an outpour from the community from any business that has their owen construction roofing. She does not have the money she needs to do all these repairs, none of us do." Mrs. Anderson says, "Please help me to get back home. If nothing else. I just want to get back home."

If you can help, the family has set up a fund at Wells Fargo Bank. You can make a donation to the Fire Relief Fund for Mrs. Anderson

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