Fence Installed as Part of Woman’s Dying Wish

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PAINESVILLE, OH -- A woman's dying wish has been granted.

Carol Kochever, 55, wanted a fence in her backyard so her 3-year-old Dalmatian, Sophie, could run.

Carol is in stage 4 of breast, brain and lung cancer.

Crews from Home Depot in Mentor came to grant her final wish. Volunteers have been working on the fence all week and put up the finishing touches Friday.

Once the fence was up, Sophie got her chance to run around and explore the yard.

"This is almost speechless. We got the project finished up today," said Greg Loney, Store Manager at Home Depot. "We're just finishing up on getting the gates assembled for Sophie so she can be let loose here in just a little bit and run free as Carol's wishes, just a fabulous day."

"She's very excited. We just let her loose. She's roaming around. I don't think she knows what to do," said Home Depot Volunteer Adam Fortier.

The family gave Home Depot a sign from Sophie, thanking them for donating and installing the fence.

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