Along with that, all the money they've been saving for a truck turned to ashes.
The owners of Ken's Wheelers N Dealers were looking to give back to the community somehow, and after hearing their story co-owner Melinda Kuntz called them Wednesday to surprise them with a new used car.
"I figured, what better thing can we do," Kuntz said. "I mean, they need a car and we have a dealership so we just wanted to make sure we can take care of someone else in our community."
During the phone call with Donna Fouts, Cassandra's grandmother, it was nothing but a surprise, "Oh my god. That would be the best thing that could happen to them because they only have one vehicle and being able to get back and forth to work is kind of hard, and the one they have is falling apart. ... Oh my gosh. Thank you, just thank you! Our community is so amazing. I'm flabbergasted. I'm so beyond words."
The dealers picked out a Subaru Legacy, sent it to the shop for a wash and detailing to prepare the vehicle for pick up the same afternoon.
When the family did come and pick up the car, they said support from the community has been very helpful.
"I just want to thank everybody in the community for their help through these hard times," said Shawn Luckey, Cassandra's father.