Her parents said they thought she would never again own a home of her own, but once Jon Ellis, pastor of The Refuge Ministries of West Georgia, heard about Waldon, he and others in the community started to build the young mother a house.
The house is two stories and being built on the family’s land with donated funds. The volunteers have completed construction on the exterior and some of the interior framing.
A GoFundMe page for Waldon has raised more than $218,000.
“I would like to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for your prayers and your donations,” Waldon posted on the page four months ago. “I am truly humbled by everyone’s generosity!”
She has tattoo on her arm that reads, “I survived because the fire inside of me burned brighter than the fire around me.”