LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- A 770-pound woman who had to be extracted from her apartment for medical care will be getting a new home, thanks to an anonymous donor.
Because of Yvonne Gallimore's size, medical crews tore through a wall of her Section 8 apartment May 19 to transport her to an area hospital to be treated for lymphedema, a condition that prevents bodily fluid from draining. Gallimore's apartment wasn't livable afterward.
An anonymous donor has agreed to work with Habitat for Humanity to come up with a plan for building Gallimore a new home.
A spokeswoman for Lakeland Habitat for Humanity says the mysterious donor is supposedly a relation of a wealthy Florida business family with millions of dollars behind their name.