Couple gives their trip to woman with ALS

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by By KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on September 20, 2009 at 8:45 AM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 30 at 11:34 AM

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SPOKANE -- Jenny Hoff, who was diagnosed with ALS three and a half years ago, was planning her last big trip. It was supposed to be a cruise to Mexico, part of a bucket list she didn't think she'd live to fulfill.

When her flight was delayed and she and her husband missed their cruise, she was devastated. On top of it their travelers insurance is refusing to pay them back.

The family was out $2,000 and nobody from the insurance company or the cruise line would budge.

At Saturday's ALS Walk in Spokane Valley's Mirabeau Park, however, Jenny was all smiles, because despite this her dream was coming true.

A viewer who saw Jenny's story, emailed KREM 2's Abbey Gibb, offering to give up her own trip to help Jenny. A cruise to the Caribbean and airfaire that she had booked for herself and her husband.

"At first I though, ok wait a minute, you just don't expect people to do that kind of think, I was speechless and very emotional," said Jenny. "It just continued to amaze me how generous and kindhearted and compassionate people really are," she continued.

The donating couple is in the process of making sure they can change the names on the tickets. Meanwhile, Jenny says she has no clue how to go about thanking them.

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