Cancer patient who lost home in fire seeks help

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A Lafayette cancer patient who lost his newly remodeled home to a fire this month is turning to the community for help raising money to demolish the building.

Sammy Davis says he couldn't afford insurance on the house he spent eight years working on. He's had some help from the Red Cross and from a program that helps with transitional housing. But he says he lives off about $1,000 a month in disability payments and can't afford to raze the house

The Journal & Courier reports he has opened a trust fund account at Lafayette Bank & Trust in hopes of raising enough in donations to complete the task.

Any donations left over would be used to put a mobile or modular home on the site.

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