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Lexington family receives Christmas miracle

By Frankie Jupiter, fjupiter@wdbj7.com
Published On: Dec 27 2013 06:08:35 PM EST
Updated On: Dec 28 2013 01:30:24 AM EST

Resident of Lexington and mother of five Shawmikia Fields, who was laid-off from work in November found herself in a financial tight spot, but Freedom Outreach Ministries helped out in big way

Lexington,Va. -

A Lexington family is very grateful for what they are calling a Christmas miracle that arrived just in time for the holiday.

Shawmikia Fields is a mother of five who was laid-off from work in November after injuring her arm.

“I had either a choice of paying my rent so that I still had somewhere to stay or either make a Christmas for my children,” said Fields.

Fields said she called a friend to see if there were any programs that could help. She said a couple of days later she got a response that she couldn't believe. Freedom Outreach Ministries wanted to help in a big way.

“They decided that they were going to all get together and they went shopping and they had wrapping parties and they were so excited and it just touched us,” said Fields.

Another call was also made to the guy in red and white who lives at the North Pole. When Christmas morning arrived for Fields and her five kids, it took them by surprise.

“To me it was like a miracle more than anything, it was my Christmas miracle for me and my kids,” said Fields.

Under the tree were dolls, bikes, clothes, books and even a Barbie dream house.

“The look on my children's faces when I seen them wake up and start tearing open the paper and awe and screaming and this is the best Christmas we ever had, it just touched me,’ said Fields.

Fields says without the help of people she has never met before, this Christmas for her kids wouldn't have been possible.

“I just want to say thank you to them to the biggest and the fullest of my ability. Thank them and also thank God for blessing them enough to be able to this for us,” said Field.

Fields says she would also like to thank her family for their help.