Paying it Forward in Newport, Perry County

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Driving through the rolling hills of Perry County, our Pay it Forward crew stopped in Newport.

It’s where Marilyn Allamon spotted us and tracked us down.

“When I saw you guys, I was just so excited! I thought, ‘Oh my god! Maybe this is my chance that maybe I could help someone!” Allamon said.

She wanted to help Cindy and Kenny Bohr of Newport.

The couple’s blended family includes 10 kids, ranging in age from 25 to a one year old.

Though the family has an abundance of love, money is very tight.

“It’s hard to take care of 10 kids and we thought this would be such a great help for them,” Allamon said.

Allamon said Cindy Bohr, her hands pretty full, is always helping others with their kids.

“She treats them all like their her children,” she said. “It’s like the second mom away from gram or mom or where ever they’re at.”

Bohr was standing outside her home on the phone, when Allamon walked up to surprise her.

“Hi! We are bringing you 200 dollars to help you and Kenny because we love you so much! And we know you could use it!” Allamon told Bohr. “I love you, you’re so wonderful to everybody. You help us all with all our kids”

The gesture immediately brought tears to Bohr’s eyes.

“Thank you so much!”  she said. “This has come really, really handy. Very helpful, very, very, oh my God.”

But even in the most trying times, Bohr says seeing her kids makes everything worth it.

“I just look at them and that’s my strength,” she said. “Just looking at these kids. I wouldn’t know where I’d be without them or everybody else’s kids.”


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