RIO VISTA (CBSDFW.COM) – The small town of Rio Vista has big benefit planned this weekend for a young woman long considered an angel in their community.

Brittany Morris was born with severe, physical disabilities, what some would call a lifetime burden. Her mother saw it differently

Dianna Morris said, “I knew a long time ago that God gave me a very special gift to share.”

As Brittany grew, the Morris’ involved her in everything from family gatherings to prom and homecoming. She was “Honorary Homecoming Queen” at Rio Vista High one year.

Dianna Morris was never one to shy away from volunteer work. She just took Brittany with her. So many people know Brittany, they began calling her Rio Vista’s “Hometown Angel.”

“I made it my goal a long time ago to let her little presence touch as many people and to realize what her purpose was,” Dianna said.

Dianna Morris has been caring for Brittany’s every need for 29 years.

“She’s not heavy. She’s my daughter. It’s true,” Dianna says beginning to cry.

Dianna Morris has cared for Brittany and raised her family in a house with just one bathroom. The State says the family needs another one that’s up to American with Disabilities Act code.

But state funding, Dianna said, won’t cover their entire remodeling costs.

“I’m not saying that the State of Texas will come in and remove my daughter but they can. And this is Brittany’s only home she’s ever known,” Dianna said.

Now, family and friends are helping with a benefit for Rio Vista’s Hometown Angel. Though Brittany can’t say so, it seems to make her very happy indeed.

The Benefit for Brittany is Saturday, August 13. It starts at 3pm and goes until midnight at the Rio Vista Pavilion.

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