|Published:||Dec 15, 2010 12:32 AM EST|
|Updated:||Dec 14, 2010 8:53 PM EST|
LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - Call for Action gets action for a woman whose home was surrounded by giant potholes. She told us that driving over the potholes caused her disabled daughter pain and drained her pocketbook.
When we first interviewed Matoyia Calip-Gordon she told us that she spent a lot of time behind the wheel.
"My daughter has therapy-- at that time it was 3 times-a-week-- so I was constantly coming over on this road," Matoyia showed us. "This road was the worst potholes ever. I had to stop coming down this road."
And she said new potholes were popping up constantly.
"The cars constantly going up and down. I lost my shocks because of it. My front end shocks were damaged completely. I just had my wheel bearings replaced," she explained.
But Matoyia shouldn't have that problem anymore. She told us, "A few days after the story there was trucks going in and out of the area; and the places that we were driving down that was really, really, bad that was the first area that they actually paved. So I was pretty excited about that."
Matoyia says she was spending about $700 on car repairs every couple months.
"Going over the potholes and go back to a mechanic and get that fixed for messing our cars up. So we don't have to worry about any of that anymore," she said.
The county says this project was always in the works, but Matoyia said without the story, her road ahead would still be bumpy.
She told us, "I think it was completely the story."
If you need help with a problem, contact our Call for Action volunteers Tuesdays through Thursdays from 11am - 1pm at 1-800-795-9465. You can also e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.