CBS, People visit ‘Carol’s Home’

Author: carolarmstrong  |  Category: Time Frame Updates

Published Thursday, May 14, 2009 12:11 PM
By Stefan Rogenmoser
Summerville Journal Scene

Carol Armstrong, who received a new handicap-accessible home in January, was recently interviewed by People Magazine and Dave Price of CBS’s “Early Show.”

Local story gets national attention –

If you haven’t heard Carol Armstrong’s story, it might just be a matter of time until you and others do. People Magazine’s May 11 issue dedicated a page to Armstrong in their “Heroes in hard times” section.

CBS’s Dave Price interviewed Armstrong last week. The story is set to air next week on the CBS “Early Show,” according to Melissa Villegas, director of communications and marketing for Charleston Trident Home Builders Association, which organized the Carol’s Home project.

Visit for pending details on the airing of the CBS “Early Show” featuring Armstrong.

Armstrong broke ground on her new home off Central Avenue in April, and by January she and her family moved in. She is married with two boys.

In 2002 Armstrong was the victim of a savage beating and robbery, leaving her partially brain damaged and in a wheelchair. She had trouble navigating through her old home’s narrow hallways, and lamented the fact that she couldn’t care for her sons when they were sick.

In 2006 the home builders association began looking for way to build Armstrong a handicap-accessible home. Many local builders donated materials, workers and funds to build the home.

Staff writer David Berman contributed to this report.

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