Marilyn Mock and Tracy Orr
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After Tracy explained her situation, Marilyn walked into the auction and started bidding on Tracy's home. She paid nearly $30,000 for it.

Then, Marilyn turned around and gave the home back to Tracy and her family. Why did she do it? "Whatever it was and wherever it was, it meant everything to her," Marilyn says. "You could just tell it."

Though she didn't have $30,000 to spare, Marilyn says she, like many women, can always figure out how to come up with the money if she really wants something. "There's always a way to do it," she says. "I had a dump truck, so I took the title in and got a loan against the dump truck to pay for a house."
FROM: An Oprah/People Magazine Exclusive: Heroes in Hard Times
Published on May 19, 2009
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