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Desperate Mom Tries To Contact A Friend, But Accidentally Contacts A Stranger Who Shows Her A Miracle

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We have spell checkers and grammar checking apps. So, why then do we still see typos? Because nothing is perfect. No matter how hard we try, a tiny mistake sometimes will leak through.

In this story, that tiny mistake turned out to be the best mistake ever made! A homeless woman, Amy Rickel, from Appleton, Wisconsin, needed help.

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Without a home or a job and only a broken down car, things were looking bleak for Amy and her three children. Amy reached out to a friend on Facebook – but accidently sent the message to someone with a name very similar to her friend (here enters the mistake).

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The man who got Amy’s message, Brian Van Boxtel decided to help. He believed there was a reason that he got the message. Boxtel offered to pay for Amy’s hotel room.

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But he didn’t stop there! He and Amy set up a GoFundMe account. The account touched the hearts of people who wanted to help Amy and her family this holiday.

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Amy, a licensed practical nurse, was even offered a job! Chad Morack found out about her credentials and spread the word. A recruiter at TotalMed, Alexandria Witkowski, worked tirelessly to find Amy a full-time job.

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Nine days after she made a tiny typo – Amy’s life had made a complete turnaround. And you know what?

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All of the people who helped her were strangers. They didn’t know Amy at all. They helped because it was the right thing to do! Who can you help today?

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