A family that faced eviction upon returning from a Make-A-Wish event has new hope for a stable home.
Xernna Nieves said her family arrived home to their Stockbridge apartment to find an eviction notice.
The family lives in the Ashley Woods Apartments. Nieves’ 16-year old son has severe aplastic anemia and has already had two bone marrow transplants.
At the time, Nieves said she could not put into words what it would mean if he and his family of five were evicted.
“I have no place to go. I really have no place to go,” she told Channel 2’s Jade Hernandez Monday evening.
Nieves admitted she has had trouble paying rent and hasn’t been paying on time, but the apartment complex has always worked with her and in turn, she always pays rent.
The Make-A-Wish foundation paid for her son, John Williams, to fly to meet the Chicago Bulls basketball star Derrick Rose.
“I felt like I was a celebrity with him,” John said.
But his mother was snapped back to reality when she tried paying back rent for March and for April.
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