- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 17, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A woman who just turned 108 has another reason to celebrate after well-wishers donated enough money so that she can remain at an Ohio assisted-living facility where she greets people while making the rounds with her walker.

Carrie Rausch’s children nearly used up her life savings to pay for her care and started a fundraising campaign as a last resort. It got a boost after The Columbus Dispatch (https://bit.ly/2iA3qqo ) wrote about her recent birthday.

Hundreds of people donated more than $55,000, with some even sending words of encouragement. It surpassed her children’s goal of $40,000 to keep her at the facility in suburban Columbus for 2017.

Rausch, who lived on her own until she was 105, says in a Facebook video that the donors’ generosity is a blessing.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, https://www.dispatch.com

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