(KMOV.com) - She escaped the island of Guadeloupe in the Caribbean to save her family from an abusive relationship.
Chansie Lieval then took her young boys to another island, and life was great in St. Thomas until September when Hurricane Irma hit.
She had to escape, this time to St. Louis.
That life-changing decision led a friend of hers to email for help from the KMOV Surprise Squad.
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