TULSA - A doll can help make a little girl's dreams come true, but Kelly Lewman could have never dreamed that a doll she got as a child would change her life 40 years later.
Lewman, a special needs teacher, lives in Owasso.
She has struggled financially, and began selling off her possessions to raise money.
She posted her treasured Raggedy Ann doll on the Sell and Buy Bixby and South Tulsa Facebook page, and the response was unexpected, to say the least.
"I never expected the response to be what it was," she told KRMG. People told her "don't sell her, you'll regret it. Then I had people saying 'I'll give you five dollars if you don't sell her. Then it was like $20 if you don't sell her."
Then Anchor Shae Rozzi of FOX23 News picked up the story, and more donations poured in, helping Kelly through a tough Christmas.
Someone stepped up to pay off half her water bill, then someone else paid the rest.
Kelly says she's still struggling, and worries that she's going to lose her car.
But she says she's overwhelmed by the kindness of strangers who stepped up to make a difference in her life.