80-Year-Old Mentally Ill Woman Was Living in the Woods, Until This Couple Changed Everything

Posted on Mar 22, 2016

Sophia was an old homeless woman who pretty much personified the cliché that came with it. It’s not uncommon to see homeless people wandering around our neighborhood, often dirty and hungry. Most of us tend to ignore the horrors they have to put up with every day, but this is a heartfelt story about a couple who decided to make a change.

1. A True Selfless Act

A True Selfless Act
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Doreen McGettigan and her husband John stunned their loved ones when they decided to take care of the 80-year-old homeless woman.

2. Living in the Woods

Living in the Woods
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The old woman named Sophie didn’t have a shelter - she was living in the woods behind their local church.

3. John’s Past

John’s Past
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John had to put up with many difficult situations in his past, so it made him sensitive to needs of the people who are suffering. His son committed suicide in 1996 and he is a recovering alcoholic.

4. AA Meetings

AA Meetings
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He had to attend AA meetings, where he met Sophie who was always encouraging him because she struggled with the same problems.

5. Much Needed Help

Much Needed Help
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One night, John ran into Sophie, who fell and was trying to stand up. He immediately helped her and offered to drive her home. When she told him that she didn't have one and that she was living in the woods, he offered to take care of her for a couple of days.
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