ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA) --- Iconic Redskins fan Pat Hill was on the verge of eviction Friday, moments away from losing her Alexandria home of 37 years, when a 9News Now viewer stepped in, agreed to buy the home, and let the 76-year-old live in it for the rest of her life.
Hill became widely known in 2009, when her favorite team sued her over the season tickets she had used and cherished since 1962.
"(It was) an inevitable eviction. It was inevitable," said Hill's lawyer, Dena Roudybush of Compliance Counsel, PC.
"She was one of the people I would lose sleep over, that she could be one of the women who would be homeless," she said.
Hill was a successful real estate agent who did well in the housing boom, and who used her good fortune to help others, providing a $60 thousand downpayment to one family down on its luck, help with a $20 thousand payment to keep another family from foreclosure.
When the market tanked, Hill's business took a hit. Flooding had forced her to re-finance her longtime Alexandria home, and she became unable to make the payments.
Exhausting all other possibilities, she was preparing for that Friday eviction hearing when 9News reported her plight December 26th.
"New Year's Day, I got a call from someone, not asking any of the details. He wanted to remain anonymous. He was touched and moved by the story that you ran and he wanted to help her," Roudybush told 9News.
"He's purchasing the house and he's going to permit me to stay here and pay rent, whatever I can still pay, and have a comfortable life. He said he said we'll work that out later and he'll work with the attorney to do whatever the paperwork is to let me stay here as long as I'm alive, and I'm so happy. It's like a miracle for me," Hill said.
Roudybush says Hill never had a Plan B, that her religion guided her through the trouble.
"I would never have a fallback plan because the Lord will bring me through. He has brought me through so much in my lifetime and he brought me through this time.
"He sent me somebody I didn't even know. It's a miracle to let me keep my house," Hill said.
"I'm really excited that I got my house back, and I'm just going to be happy," she said.
"There are some people who are really selfless and he said to me he has been very blessed in his life, and is able to do it, and wants to do it for her, so it's really a selfless act on his part," Roudybush said.