Moving to a new house and renovation work before the birth of the first child has become a kind of ritual for many young couples, marking the start of real family life.
However, for Amanda from Sydney, Australia, this period did not bring joy. She and her husband had to take out a large loan to renovate their house before the long-awaited arrival of their first child, for whom they had been fighting for three years.
Six months into her pregnancy, Amanda’s husband shocked her by announcing he was leaving.
Seeing her desperation, her friend Anna contacted radio station KIIS 1065, hoping to include Amanda in the “Giveback” segment. When Amanda arrived at the station, she was 36 weeks pregnant.
Five weeks later, the main shock for Amanda was replaced by joy, when the hosts asked her to turn around and look at the TV screen.
Their house was there, covered in black plastic, but one corner of the plastic was raised, inviting entry. KIIS 1065 producers worked with local businesses to help Amanda financially and save her home.
She saw how the cameras managed to show her a renovated kitchen, a refrigerator full of groceries, as well as boxes of baby items. And sure enough, in his oven they found $10,000 in cash.
“Ten thousand for the mortgage!” This is another worry that goes away…I can’t express how important this is. Now I don’t have to move,” Amanda said, wiping away tears.