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Spokane couple battling far more than the tree through their roof

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Kathy Myers received a call from her daughter about a tree that crashed through the roof of their Spokane home. Kathy Myers received a call from her daughter about a tree that crashed through the roof of their Spokane home.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Kathy Myers and her longtime partner weren’t home when the storm struck Tuesday night. Kathy just got a call.

It was her daughter, telling her a tree fell due to high winds and crashed through the roof of their Spokane home.

Myers took a trip back to the house. The destruction is devastating.

“I don’t know what to do,” she said. “I’m overwhelmed.”

Myers is homeless for the time being, but gazing upon her level roof, she doesn’t fear for her future. Her concerns lie with her partner, Dennis.

Dennis is battling stage 4 cancer and just had major surgery. Kathy was with him at Sacred Heart Hospital when the storm arrived.

The couple was making it work on a fixed income, but Kathy says she neglected her home owners insurance bill when the medical fees started piling up.

“It wasn’t irresponsibility,” she said. “It was making tough choices.”

This choice has left her emotionally paralyzed.

“I just don’t know what to say,” she told KHQ. “We have so many memories here.”

Memories that she says would have meant so much if her husband’s health fails to improve in the coming months and years. But those memories may be lost to mother nature. Meanwhile her heart is simply broken.

“I don’t know what’s next,” she said.

“It’s gone.”

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