Greenville woman has heat stroke after 12 days with broken AC unit


GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA-TV) – A Greenville woman is recovering from a heat stroke after living with no air conditioning inside her mobile home for more than a week. Daisey Fuller says it’s been 12 days during some of the hottest weather she’s seen, but her landlord can’t give her answers on when it will be fixed.

With temperatures reaching 100 outside and climbing even higher inside, Fuller’s body gave way, Tuesday, to the oppressive heat inside her mobile home rental in Dixie Estates.

“I was having a hard time breathing,” she explained.

Her family called 911.

“[The doctor] said if I had of laid there any longer, it would have been worse,” said Fuller.

“I’ve been in here maybe 3 minutes and I’m sweating,” said 7 News reporter, Addie Hampton. “You said that’s what the paramedics were doing yesterday?”

“Yeah, they weren’t even in here 5 minutes and they said, ‘how do you stand it,’” said Fuller.

Doctors told her she was approaching heat stroke. She said the worst part was, even after spending a whole day in the hospital on her birthday, her family had to come home to the same dangerous conditions.

“I feel like I’m living in hell,” said Fuller.

7 News tried getting answers from the leasing office on site at Dixie Estates, but they wouldn’t comment on camera.

“Can you just tell us why it’s taken 12 days to get air,” questioned 7 News reporter Addie Hampton.

“No, we don’t have anything to say. Please leave our office,” said one office staffer.

7 News came back without the camera, Wednesday, trying, once again, to get some answers. The office staff said they had been working to get the parts in with an independent company, but there was a delay due to the heat. They also said they’d been in contact with their boss after 7 News stopped by and Ms. Fuller’s air would be fixed later that day.

7 News checked, but nobody had been to the home by closing time, Wednesday.

7 News will continue to reach out to the leasing office at Dixie Estates until there is a fix. 7 News also reached out to the company, Air Pro, which office staff said would be fixing the A/C unit. They did not answer, Wednesday.

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