Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Stranger Notices Woman Is Upset, Then Hands Woman’s Son An Envelope.

Melissa Simms had every reason to feel sad. Her son needed medical attention, but she was practically broke. But just as she was about to give up and let fate take the wheel, she got a note from a stranger that changed everything.

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Simm lives in Pell City, Alabama and she has a lovely family. Both she and her husband have five kids, but they're struggling financially. Making ends meet is difficult, and when the family has to make budget cuts, other things get cut too.

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Most people in Simms case would lose hope, but she had to stay positive, especially next to her kids. But while she appeared hopeful, she was actually pretty concerned about the well-being of her family.

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During this moment of financial struggle, Simms got called to the hospital. It turns that she needed to go for a follow-up for some surgeries she'd undergone two years earlier. But her son was home sick that day, so she had no choice but to bring him to the hospital too.

“Me and my husband woke up and split our last $10: for gas for him to go to work and for me to make it to my doctor’s appointment,” Melissa told WBRC. This totally wrecked her day because there would undoubtedly be a co-payment at the hospital, which she could no longer afford.

Simms went anyway, but while she was in the waiting room, her doctor confronted her about her financial troubles. But the waiting room was packed, and soon enough, everyone had seen the heated argument between her and the doctor, and knew she was financially ruined.

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