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Pass the Cash - January 8, 2014: Farewell gift forces friend to face eviction

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Ms. Jackie's reaction as Ella passed the cash to her. Ms. Jackie's reaction as Ella passed the cash to her.
Ella Conner Ella Conner
Ms. Jackie paid for her friend to be cremated after his death. Ms. Jackie paid for her friend to be cremated after his death.
Ms. Jackie Ms. Jackie

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Ella Conner hand wrote her letter to WAVE 3 News to tell us about her concern for her friend Jacquelyn.

Conner said her friend had been having a lot of trouble. She had already overcome a lot in life, but recently found out she was being evicted.

"I just seen the chance to help her. That's what we suppose to do - serve. That's what we here for is to serve one another," Conner said.

Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something. Conner wanted to Pass the Cash. So with camera, cash and a lot of hope we followed her and we finally meet Ms. Jackie.

"I treasure you as a friend and I love you. This is to help you," Conner said as the door opened.  "That's to go toward your rent. I can't thank you enough."

"I know I'm not going to be out in the cold. I can sleep at night. I can sleep good tonight. I'm ok," Ms. Jackie said.

"When I pay my insurance and my different things I don't have any money," said Ms. Jackie.

We knew Ms. Jackie needed help staying in her home, but what we didn't know was, what little money she did have to survive on she gave to a friend who died. Her last act of friendship was to pay for his cremation.

"Rent comes first and I know. This was a friend of mine. He died. He was my friend.  He was my friend. He was my best friend. If it would have been me he would have done the same thing," Ms. Jackie said.

With her best friend gone she still has pretty good friends looking after her.

Ms. Jackie said, "Thank you so much. I'll never forget you or the photographer."

Since 2011, WAVE 3 News has given away thousands of dollars to worthy recipients in our Pass the Cash segment. Click here to tell us about a Kentuckiana family or individual who you believe deserves a special gift of $300. (Be sure you are registered on wave3.com.) You cannot nominate yourself or a family member. 

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