TESTING TIMES: Mount Morgan pensioner Lyn Stokes, pictured with son Calven, is worried how she will find the money to pay her rates this year.
TESTING TIMES: Mount Morgan pensioner Lyn Stokes, pictured with son Calven, is worried how she will find the money to pay her rates this year. Sharyn Oneill Roksfunds

Kindness of strangers lifts weight off woman's shoulders

MOUNT Morgan woman Lyn Stokes said she feels like a huge weight has been lifted from her shoulders after two kind strangers gave her a helping hand.

Lyn, who was forced to sell her personal rings to relieve the financial burden of her son's medical costs, has been stunned by two phone calls.

The two men in separate calls offered to pay Lyn's council rate bill.

"They never told me their last names, but their first names were Gary and Tony," Lyn said.

"All they said was they saw the story in the paper and that they wanted to help me. They asked what could they do and then went to council and paid the remainder of what I had left on my rates."

The 65-year-old pensioner had explained her continued difficult financial situation to The Morning Bulletin in a story published last week.

Lyn's son, Calven who had a heart transplant is now on dialysis three days a week as a result of his heart medication.

The two men provided over $550 to take the pressure off.

Lyn said she would still have to sell her rings to get ahead, but to have her rates notice covered, which was over $1000 was a huge relief.

"It's given me a breathing space to be able to pay other bills and not have to worry so much. I can't tell them how grateful I am," she said. "Every little bit makes a big difference."



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