When this single mother of 5 was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer the most unlikely person jumped to her aid.

Elaine has known Samantha Mietla since she was small, but neither of them could have ever imagined how deeply their bond would run. Although they hadn’t spoken in years, Elaine helped Samantha in any way she could.

Elaine refused to let her childhood friend shoulder the full weight of her sickness, she stepped in to “try to take away as much as stress and things that didn’t matter so she could just focus on healing.” She helped raise more than $11,000 through a donation page for Samantha’s treatments, which include a combination of chemotherapy and alternative treatment courses like a mostly organic diet. She enlisted local healers, reports CNN, who donated their services free of charge. Elaine is also helping around the house while Samantha undergoes her course of healing.

This story truly demonstrates a Godly friendship. My heart goes out to Samantha and her children. I ask that you keep her in your prayers tonight.