Tyler Perry pays family of sick teen’s rent for a year
A Georgia family that faced eviction after returning from a Make-A-Wish event has one less burden to worry about thanks to Tyler Perry.
Xernna Nieves said her family found the eviction notice at their Stockbridge apartment.
Nieves’ 16-year-old son has severe aplastic anemia and has already had two bone marrow transplants. At the time, Nieves said she could not put into words what it would mean if she and her family of five were evicted.
“I have no place to go. I really have no place to go,” she told Channel 2’s Jade Hernandez Monday evening. Nieves admitted she has had trouble paying rent and hasn’t been paying on time, but the apartment complex has always worked with her and in turn
,she always pays rent.
The Make-A-Wish foundation paid for her son, John Williams, to fly to meet Chicago Bulls basketball star Derrick Rose.
“I felt like I was a celebrity with him,”
Nieves, who says she receives no child support for her four children, lost her job nearly two years ago. When Tyler Perry saw her story on Channel 2 Action News Monday night, he offered to pay her rent for one year.
He said he tried contacting the managers of the apartment complex, but hasn’t been able to reach them.
Nieves’ eviction was scheduled for Tuesday morning, but the vice president of the company that owns the unit called to let her know that they would accept Perry’s payment.
What a wonderful act of kindness.
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