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Perry County student needs help raising money for local church

By: Erika Glover Email
By: Erika Glover Email
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PERRY Co., Ky. (WYMT) - UPDATE: 2-21-14 11 p.m.

The generosity of an anonymous donor is giving this story a sweet ending.

When Destini Hall's story aired Monday it was just the right timing.

"Then she was just walking by her TV and about that time Destini's story aired and she told her husband that's who we have to give this chair to," said Mother Nancy Hall.

The donor she is referring to just so happened to have a lift chair they were no longer using.

For the Hall family it is an answered prayer.

"When you do work for God he will bless you in many ways and that's the way that I feel, we've been blessed tremendously," said Nancy Hall.

She said it is a relief to no longer feel the financial burden of buying a chair for the new County Line Community Church.

"Oh my gosh thank you so much," Nancy Hall said. "You don't know what this means to me, my church, my church family, and my child."

The more than $2,000 they collected was originally planned for the lift, but now Destini said they will use the money for new pews.

"I'm still going to bake cupcakes because there's still some stuff at the church we're going to help pay for," said Destini Hall.

The motivated 13-year-old had a message for those with spina bifida or other disabilities: "You can still do stuff any other kid can just in a different way," said Destini Hall.

Proving the recipe for success involves a little determination and a pinch of fate.

Her mother said they are delivering the lift chair to the church Saturday.

It's a labor of love.

Destini Hall is a middle school student in Perry County.

Hall said when her homework is completed she heads to the kitchen and begins baking cupcakes.

She was born with spina bifida.

Her mother, Nancy Hall, said she is really proud.

"There's not a lot of things she can do, but this is one thing she loves to do and she really took off and went with it," said Nancy Hall.

About two weeks about Destini said she posted a picture of her tasty treats on Facebook.

"I told her it was a great idea and that she should sell the cupcakes and donate the money to church," said Nancy.

She said they have attend the County Line Community Church in Hazard for nearly 10 years.

The church is currently building a new facility and Destini is selling her baked goods to purchase a chair lift for the church.

She said the chair will make it easier to get the second floor for youth activities.

She hopes to raise $5,000 to cover the costs.

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