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Brooklyn mom, son with autism desperately need gas back to their home

FLATBUSH, Brooklyn – A mom in Brooklyn says she’s desperate for her gas to be turned on, so can cook and keep her home warm as the weather gets cooler.

"My son Joshua has autism and I feel he can't thrive here,” Kelley Kroft, 45, told PIX11 News. “I've called everyone and no one will help me."

PIX11 News visited her Wednesday at her home on East 21st Street in Flatbush, and spoke to her landlord, NYC Housing Preservation and Development, and National Grid.

Her landlord said Kroft needs to open a gas account. But Kroft claims she can't do that until her landlord closes his account and pays the balance, which he denies.

PIX11 News is waiting for National Grid to confirm the details.

Meanwhile, PIX11 News reached out to Autism Speaks, and they immediately reached out to Kroft and are willing to help.

"I hope someone sees this story and can help me," Kroft said.

For more information about Autism Speaks, click here.

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