Follow-up Friday: Harlem mom with ALS gets a little help, West side kids get free backpacks

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53-year-old Harlem grandmother Kim Martin is a prisoner in her home.

She has ALS, a progressive nervous system disease that weakens her muscles.

She lives in a fifth floor walk-up and can barely walk.

In reaction to our story, Housing Preservation and Development promises it will immediately place her in a new, appropriate apartment.

"Thank you PIX11," said Kimberly Hyman, her daughter who takes care of her full-time.

Also, the ALS Association of the Greater New York Chapter has been on the case and promises to be there every step of the way.

To help Kim Martin, visit the GoFundMe set up in her name by her daughter.

Thursday, PIX11 News showed you a major problem in Harlem.

Postal trucks were taking over on 139th Street.

A PIX11 News viewer alerted us to the problem of trucks double parking and taking up spaces.

The U.S. Postal Service says they are immediately addressing what they can, which includes eliminating double parking in the morning during the loading period.

They will also look at staggering shifts and will explore other options for overnight parking of postal vehicles.

Wednesday, we told you about 103-year-old Bushwick resident, Sallie Watts, who was very upset her neighborhood was littered in trash.

PIX11 News notified NYCHA, the New York City Housing Authority.

They immediately cleaned up several spots and exterminated.

Finally, on Friday, PIX11 News teamed up with Kmart to give 80 kids at the West-side YMCA new book bags for the school year.

For all of your back to school needs, shop Kmart.