- Posted October 16, 2009 by
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What if we found common ground?
I'm sick of the greed of the United States!
Cancer patient fights for power A cancer patient in the last throws of fighting her disease is now fighting to keep her power on, and believes without it she will die. "I'm fighting for my life and I thought people at the power company would help me," said Mable Randon
CNN reported Wednesday that public outrage about Randon's situation has prompted the Public Utility Commission of Texas to review her situation. The commission told CNN that they will keep Randon's power on until they finish reviewing her case. CNN was unable to reach Randon's electricity company, Freedom Power.
In an effort to find out how readers could help Randon and express their concern for her situation, Impact contacted Freedom Power, now known as Penstar Power.
A spokeswoman for the company told Impact that they have had Randon's account on hold since July and have no plans to disconnect her power. "The disconnect notice was generated automatically," the spokeswoman said.
Penstar power received a mass of phone calls following Tuesday's broadcast and concerned callers who saw the CNN broadcast have also paid the $188.88 outstanding amount on Randon's account, the spokeswoman told Impact.
"For now the bill has been paid off and we're just going to continue to work with this couple."