When Deri Stone won Busselton’s Solomons Flooring Christmas giveaway she didn’t realise how much she would need the help.
After winning the competition, ‘everything went wrong at the same time’ for the Dunsborough resident.
“After Christmas I contracted a virus, which set off heart problems and I was so exhausted all the time,” she told the Mail.
“I had tests and found out I needed to have open heart surgery.
“My Mum has been sick with a mystery illness in the middle of this and my daughter’s dog Bruce lost the use of his hind legs.”
Ms Stone won three bedrooms of carpet, installed with new underlay plus blinds from Sarah’s Place.
Ms Stone said she was incredibly grateful for the local businesses generosity.
“They’ve been so friendly and helpful – it is fantastic,” she said.
“It is not something I could afford.
“The house has been a bit of a shambles so it is really nice to have this happen.”