CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) - Tonight's Everyday Hero as she was thanking a group of strangers for helping her.
Gina Maria Applebee got a donation from Good Friends Of The Lowcountry, a charity with all proceeds going directly to women in crisis situations.
Gina Marie told me even though she's suffered homelessness and abuse that she never lost sight of the opportunity for growth. Despite being blind, Gina Marie went to college at the age of 16. Earned a bachelors and masters degree and is currently working on her Ph. D.
Finding her way through the world without eyesight has been difficult. She was attacked and beaten badly, homeless, and lived in homes without electricity.
It has been a big deal for her to build this tiny house in Charleston. She does what she can to help because she has received a lot of help from the group Good Friends of the Lowcountry and other private donors.