One single mother in Atlanta is very happy that Tyler Perry turned on the news. What he saw there has helped her avoid being thrown out of her home. Xernna Nieves and her son, John Williams, who suffers from aplastic anemia had just returned from a Make a Wish Foundation visit to see NBA player Derrick Rose, returned to an eviction notice on the door.

Aplastic anemia is a potentially fatal condition that causes the bone marrow not to make enough blood cells. The Make-A-Wish foundation provided transportation, meals and hotel so that 16-year-old Williams could meet his favorite celebrity. Williams has already had two bone marrow transplants and his illness made it difficult for Nieves to find work after losing her job in 2012.

A single mother of four, Nieves says she gets no child support and admits that she’s had prior problems paying the rent but that the landlord has worked with her in the past. This time, they were apparently fed up and an eviction was scheduled for Tuesday.

“I was told that corporate office told her not to accept any more rent money from us,” Nieves told WSB-TV.

She said she doesn’t receive child support for her four children. The family would be homeless if evicted.

“I have no place to go. I really have no place to go.”

Enter Perry, who was watching Atlanta’s WSB-TV Action News and offered to pay Nieves’ rent for a full year. Perry reached out to the management company personally and at first couldn’t reach anyone. But WSB-TV has confirmed the the apartment manager will accept Perry’s offer and allow the family to remain in their home. Perry says his offer was freely given and he expects nothing from the Nieves family.

Thank you. Thank you for watching the news when you did,” Nieves said. “I just wanted to tell him, to thank him. My family and I, we thank you,” Nieves said. “He didn’t have to come in person to pay it.”


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9 thoughts on “Tyler Perry Helps Single Mother Avoid Eviction

  1. Mr. Perry you keep blessing people because God continues to bless you and will continue to do so because you feel the need that people have. Keep doing what you do by employing so many people and helping others along the way.

  2. donna howard on said:

    im not amaze at anything you do. because I have been there.pulled through. and if I have any kind of money.extra money.. I know I would do the same. but god bless us all in a different so glad you recognize your..thank you so much for your inspirational

  3. pac4me on said:

    I’m not surprised by what TP has done & God has continued to bless him because of his willingness to help those less fortunate than he is. I know he relates to the “homelessness” having been there himself and he hasn’t forgotten what that can do to a person’s well being. We thank God for Tyler’s generosity and God is not done with him yet! Now she has to do a little something for herself and get the father(s) to help her with these babies

  4. Nandra Gant on said:

    This has really touched my heart. As a single mom who was Blessed to raise two children, I know it can be rough at times. I’m not surprised at what Tyler Perry did………he is a very giving person. May God continue to bless Tyler Perry. We must keep this family in prayer.

  5. Phumzile Malobane on said:

    Thank you very much Tyler it real takes a village to grow a child it is through love for the human species that you did this.You did this out of love for the best interest of a child. May you be blessed,

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