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Mother with autistic son evicted, given place to live

PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL (WFLX) - An update on a story we first told you about a month ago about a woman with an autistic son facing eviction.

Leonora Robinson and her 7-year-old son, Matthew, shared their heartbreaking story with FOX 29.

Robinson told us her husband had left her and their son after becoming fed up with the boy's severe autism.

With no where to turn and $5,000 behind in rent she turned to FOX 29 for help and got it.

Leonora Robinson and her son, Matthew, are saying thanks to those who came forward to help after her heartbreaking story aired. "It's been unbelievable."

This was Robinson a month ago, scared, stressed and facing homelessness. "I just know it's going to be worse for us," she said.

During our interview, Robinson told us how in one day she became a single mother.

She says her husband was the breadwinner for the family, but left her and their son with no money and eventually no home.

Because her son requires 24 hour care, she was unable to work and pay the rent. Eventually, she faced eviction. "Can't sleep because I never know when the note is going to be on the door," she said.

Little did she know brighter days were ahead thanks to a local attorney who chooses to remain anonymous.

After the story aired, Robinson got a phone call that would put her and her son's life back on track.

Robinson gave us a tour of the 3-bedroom, two-bath home that attorney found for her, a place where she can raise her son.

She says rent has been paid on the home, $6,000 worth, and the debt on her old home has been paid in full.

Robinson says she see's the calming change in Matthew. "He's been sleeping for two weeks and I am grateful."

A mother and son seizing the opportunity together to start over, because one person decided to make a difference in the lives of others."This new home is a new beginning."

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