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UK student gets surprise trip to see father home from deployment

Jennifer Davis faced a problem when she learned that her father was soon coming home for his deployment to Afghanistan. A UK student in Lexington she has no car and little money to afford the flight home to see him.

"I was disappointed that I was not going to be able to go home and see him come home," said Davis.

But her roommate had a plan. Davis didn't know it, but a fundraiser was soon in the works.

"And she went around the dorm with another girl that lives on my floor and asked people if they would be able to donate money, and then they surprised me," said Davis.

In one afternoon she had enough for a round trip ticket home to Delaware.

"They just knocked on all the doors in the dorm," said Davis.

Not only did they help her, Davis says her friends' kind actions shows a support for the troops in service to the country.

"And she said 'we're just trying to help' and others said' what can we do'..and some were giving rather significant amounts for college students," she said.


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