Kindness comes full circle for Tomball family whose son fundraised for friend in need

By Ryan Korsgard - Reporter

TOMBALL, Texas - Moving fans around the bare concrete has become a routine for the Carnahan family since their home in Tomball flooded in April.

"It was surreal to come downstairs and see the whole lower level under water,” said Jennifer Carnahan, a wife and mother of three.

She said their home had never flooded before. They did not have flood insurance. She said, "It was just immediate panic. I'm a fixer by nature. I wanted to fix it but I knew that I couldn't."

It was almost too much for the mother and wife.

Her friend, Kim Lalou, said, "She had a breakdown. Tears started coming down her face. She felt helpless. She didn't know what to do."

Repairs for the home have been estimated to cost nearly $20,000.

Lalou said, "I looked at Jennifer and said, 'This is one of those times that anything that you've ever done for anyone else, it's going to come back to you.' And that we can fix this."

So Lalou set up a GoFundMe account. That’s the same thing that the Carnahan’s now 14-year-old son did two years ago to help his friend who unexpectedly lost her father.

David Carnahan raised about $10,000 for that family.

This time, the family of the girl David helped made the first donation to the account to help the Carnahans.

David said, "Well, because if you give to others and you don't really expect to get back, you're just doing the right thing. So it's kind of surprising to get something back."

If you would like to help the family, click here to get to the account.

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