By Danielle Chavira

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – A community in Colorado Springs helped a family in their moment of need. Andi Thomas was diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and her doctors said she had six months to live.

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She’s now almost to the 10th month since then, but the ordeal, compounded with COVID-19, has been hard on Thomas, her husband and their family.

They later posted on NextDoor that they wouldn’t be decorating their home this holiday season, but a dozen neighbors stepped up to help.

“It just excites me. There is good humanity in this world, and we have people here in my neighborhood that prove it,” said Andi.

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“I had absolutely no Christmas spirit. I told my kids… I just don’t have the energy. My wife might die. How can I be excited for Christmas? So this turned everything around for me. It’s a miracle almost,” said Andi’s husband, Tom.

Neighbors also created a GoFundMe page to pay for the costs of the electric bill.

Danielle Chavira