(Meredith) -- A 20-year-old Florida woman, who began raising her five siblings after losing both parents to cancer, received a special gift to make life a little bit easier.
A group of anonymous donors recently purchased a brand new Nissan Versa for Samantha Rodriguez and her younger siblings, who are between the ages of 6 and 15.
The Orange County Sheriff's Office presented the family with the keys in a ceremony last week.
"You don't know how much this means to me," said Rodriguez.
The sheriff's office first shared the family's story on social media in December. A video posted to Twitter and Facebook showed deputies treating the kids to a helicopter ride and showering them with Christmas gifts.
The Rodriguez kids lost both parents to cancer in recent years. Samantha, 20, has taken on the role of caregiver to her five younger siblings. The kids thought they were visiting the OCSO Aviation Unit for a tour. Instead, they received a Christmas none of us will ever forget! pic.twitter.com/1Bs4w6PQob— Orange County Sheriff's Office (@OrangeCoSheriff) December 24, 2018
Soon after, community members reached out to deputies and asked what they could do to help. They eventually raised enough money to buy the family a new vehicle.
"This is such a big help," said Rodriguez. "Doing everything on my own is very hard, but I'm so happy to have people like you guys in my life."