PHOENIX - Mikki Killingsworth is a homeless Army veteran. A car accident 16 years ago severely injured her head, preventing her from getting regular work, as well as a permanent home.
And for the past few years, a group of dogs that she rescued have kept her spirits high.
"It's better than any medicine than any doctor can make,” said Mikki.
The homeless shelters Mikki went to didn’t allow dogs, but a generous property owner lets Mikki live in a vacant, albeit fairly rundown home, with her dogs - rent free.
"There's many days I don't think I would've made it through without (her dogs)," said Mikki.
Summer Williams, a wife of a veteran, heard about Mikki’s living conditions through a mutual friend.
She decided to help out by setting up a donation page to help make Mikki’s home more livable.
"I think anyone that has that great of a heart and a soul, shouldn't live in these conditions,” said Summer.
Mikki is just happy to have a roof over her head, one that she can share with the ones she loves the most.
"You just get to the point where you just get to the total bottom and there's no further to go,” said Killingsworth. "The dogs know it. They come up and they tell me 'keep on fighting mom …you're here for us.'"
To donate or volunteer to help out with Mikki’s house repair, you can visit her donation page.