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A Chesterfield man, who says he’s dying from leukemia, contacted 12 On Your Side because he needs a basic necessity: running water.

He’s been living without it for months and was desperate for help, but a day after our report aired, Stemmle Plumbing Repair was at Martin’s home.

“It’s been a lot, lot of struggles,” says Boyd Martin.

Struggle seems to characterize Martin’s life. He has been struggling without running water since March, after a wind storm came through and damaged his well. A plumber said the foot valve needs to be replaced.

“But they said normally when they replace the foot valve, they replace the pump, because something about replacing the foot valve makes the pump go bad,” Martin said. “They gave me a price of $1500 to replace it.”

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