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Two friends meet at long last

May 23, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
Carol Thompson has been helping Lee Sevilla since reading a 2006 column about how she lived in her car. With Thompson's money running out and her worries about Sevilla piling up, it was time.

When Carol Thompson read my column in 2006 about a woman who'd been living in a car with her dog for eight years, it tore at her heart. Thompson sent a check to help Lee Sevilla, who was 71 at the time, but she wanted to connect in other ways too. Their friendship began the old-fashioned way: a warm thought put to paper now and then, a stamp on an envelope that was dropped in the mail. Later, they began speaking regularly by phone.

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