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Pass the Cash - June 22, 2016: Stacy

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - We traveled WAVE Country looking to Pass the Cash and make a difference for someone here at home having a tough time. 
It didn't take us long and we didn't have to go too far. 

A nomination form from Karen Beach took us to Simpsonville, Kentucky to Pass the Cash to help her friend Stacy.

“She's gotten behind on a lot of her bills, didn't know which way to turn,” Karen said.

Stacy's 23-year-old son has been critically ill and Stacy has been right by his side. 

“He got so critical she wasn't able to work,” Karen said.

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No work and no money but still lots of bills. 

“I too have been in her situation and I know how it feels to go to sleep at night and not know what's gonna happen tomorrow. If your still gonna have your car,” Karen said.

There is good news and bad news. 

“She told me yesterday she had to. She had to go back to work because she is about to lose everything,” Karen said.

Stacy was actually at work picking up a few hours so the family will have some money. We had $300 from WAVE 3 News to help her too.

We sent our WAVE 3 News intern in to pull Stacy out of work for just a minute.

When Stacy stepped out the tears came first, before the cash

“I'm passing the cash Stacy because I know how much you need it,” Karen said.

Stacy has a 13-year-old daughter, a 19-year-old son and her oldest, who is fighting to live.

“I have an extremely sick 23-year-old son,” Stacy said.

Stacy was working, trying to get her family back on their feet, but will she be able to continue to work?

“I don't know. I don't know honestly. I'm just picking up days here and there ‘cause I can't leave him there by himself,” Stacy said. “Just been a rough road.”

But even a rough road can lead to a happy ending.

“I mean we're doing what we can to get by,” Stacy said. “I just do it day by day and do the best I can.”

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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