PHOENIX (KSAZ) - State Senator Catherine Miranda is working to keep local residents cool in this intense heat. As part of Miranda's Rally, students from the Refrigeration School Inc. changed the life of one Valley woman.
This summer heat could be dangerous, and for Linda Navasaitis, her air conditioning unit hasn't been properly functioning for seven years. Her health has since taken a toll, and on Thursday, after years of seeking help, she finally receives a big surprise .
"This is giving me hope," said Navasaitis.
After years of failed home improvement repairs, Navasaitis thought this day would never come.
"There are really people there with hearts in this world, because everyone that I've been dealing with don't want this to be exposed, because it would show what they did originally was wrong is wrong," said Navasaitis.
Navasaitis has been struggling with her health for years, and has been without a properly running air conditioner since 2011.
"It's going to be the difference between life and death with my health," said Navasaitis. "My white blood cells count is lower than the lowest part of normal at this point is time."
State Senator Miranda and students from the Refrigeration School Inc. have been working together to surprise Navasaitis with a new AC. The unit was donated by Sigler Wholesale, and installed by the students of RSI. Brandon Kempf says he's happy to have been able to help.
"You know we have multiple resources that are kinda coming together to make this happen," said Kempf.
Together making a difference.
"It's a nice gesture, it's also something that's absolutely needed, so it feels good to do it," said Kempf.
"These people are angels in my point of view," said Navasaitis. "You know it's not a random act of kindness. This is their mission of kindness."
Navasaitis hopes others who are in a similar situation will also get the assistance they need.