LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – We were out and about Wednesday on 18th Street and Broadway with our sign hoping to Pass the Cash. We weren't in the cold too long before we met Meredith Gardner.
"I was getting ready to turn down the street and I saw you standing. I thought Ms. Phyllis would would be such a great person to Pass the Cash."
Phyllis is use to caring for others, but Meredith explained due to her failing health she has no choice but to depend on those who can help her.
"She had to resign from her position for health issues and just recently had foot surgery," she said. "I think it would bless her tremendously." I had the cash and thanks to anonymous donors and those stopping by I had more than $300.
Meredith counted, "100, 200, 300, 400 - looks like five. Oh my gosh Ms. Phyllis is not going to believe this." Meredith was right, Phyllis couldn't believe it. When we passed her the cash she was overwhelmed.
Bad health and the inability to work are very difficult but the hardest thing for Phyllis, having now to depend on others.
Phyllis now has Meredith, family by choice not by birth.
"I'm gonna be ok. God's not gonna leave me out side. He's not gonna leave me outside so I'm gonna be ok," Phyllis said. "Thank you so much."
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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