OKLAHOMA CITY - Infant Crisis Services is a godsend to thousands of Oklahoma City parents and children.
The non-profit privately funded group provides free formula, diapers and clothing to 20-thousand infants and babies throughout the metro.
For 30 years this has been their mission.
Courtney is one of those who qualify for this special service.
She is a single working mother of six escaping a bad situation.
Also, one of her children is autistic and the baby has a medical condition that requires special formula and surgery.
She gets that formula at the non-profit, along with clothes and diapers.
She is special in her own way, that's why Miki Farris, Executive Director Infant Crisis Services nominated her for a special holiday Pay It 4ward.
"Just a quiet loving nature,” Farris says of Courtney. “6 kids, going through a divorce, working hard to keep everything together. But just a gentle quiet spirit and very grateful for everything she receives and just said it had been a really, really tough year for them."
Faith Clune with Spirit Mortgage handed off the money to Miki so she could Pay It 4ward.
"During these times and being a mother myself I can think of no better person than Courtney," said Faith. “The way you all have described her situation and her 6 children, I can't wait to meet her and surprise her. So on behalf of our Spirit Mortgage family and Channel 4 we have an extra holiday one hundred dollar bill for you. It's 500 today."
Even though she is very touched and thankful for the special $500 Pay It 4ward to help her and her children, Courtney told us a story that gives her faith this is all part of a larger plan.
"You guys probably won’t believe me but it's true to me. I tell you every time it happens. Whether it's a payday coming up or something. My hand was itching this morning. I was like I don’t have any money. That’s exactly what I said. I swear every time something's coming," said Courtney.
I asked Courtney what she attributes her fortune to and she gave a one word answer, “God."
Her message to others facing similar challenges: Have faith and know there are people out there who care.