Woman with stage 4 kidney cancer avoids homelessness

A Bridgeport woman who is fighting for her life says she will not be homeless after all, thanks to help from a local nonprofit.

News 12 Staff

Jun 16, 2019, 4:41 PM

Updated 1,807 days ago

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 A Bridgeport woman who is fighting for her life says she will not be homeless after all, thanks to help from a local nonprofit.
Migdalia Cruz, who has stage 4 kidney disease, says she is grateful to News 12 Connecticut for telling her story and helping her stay in her apartment.
The 57-year-old says were it not for the outpouring of support from the community, resulting from the News 12 Connecticut coverage, she would have ended up being homeless.
Cruz thanked Joe Kaliko, the founder of the nonprofit Needs Clearing House, for raising enough money to pay her landlord and keep her in her apartment.
Needs Clearing House also helped the landlord, who has been allowing Cruz to stay in her place because she says she has a big heart and could not bear the thought of forcing a terminally ill person onto the streets.
Cruz also has a GoFundMe page set up to help with her fundraising.  


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