Oklahoma woman knows the meaning of paying it forward

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GARVIN COUNTY, Okla. - A woman is south central Oklahoma knows the meaning of paying it forward.

Kimi Carson of Pauls Valley has a passion for rescuing horses from the slaughter house.

She also has a passion for people.

Children go to Kimi's ranch, Hope Acres, to enjoy the pleasures of horse riding.

She also helps those fighting hunger.

Kimi recently payed it forward in a big way to the family of Tristan McCarty.

Tristan, who suffers from Crohn's Disease, is a married mother of five.

Recently, her family got behind on medical bills and were struggling with food.

When Tristan posted on a Facebook group asking for help, Kimi messaged her and told her she wanted to bring her family groceries.

Tristan says Kimi brought by so much food her cabinets and fridge were overflowing.

Kimi's compassion caused Tristan to nominate her for KFOR's and Spirit Mortgage's Pay It 4ward award.

Kimi is a four-time cancer survivor.

At one time, she was told she only had a few months to live, but with God's help, she has beaten those odds.

"I've been on the receiving end so many times from my friends and family.  You can't pay it back.  You can never pay it back, but you can always pay it forward.  So when I see posts like that, I know where it's coming from." Kimi said.

Click here to nominate someone for Pay It 4ward.