A Las Vegas grandmother battling ALS says she has been without reliable landline phone service for more than two weeks after a storm.
Carissa Humphries says her 75-year-old grandmother Doris lacks the manual dexterity and eye sight to use a cell phone and needs a landline phone.
"I am terrified that this situation is going to lead me to find my grandmother dead," said Humphries.
"Without a home phone available to her, if she has an emergency, she has no way of getting a hold of emergency services," she added.
Carissa says she called CenturyLink on her cell phone, but after two weeks, the problem still had not been corrected.
A spokesperson tells Contact 13 technicians had been out to the property 4 times but the utility pole is located in a neighbor's yard which contains dogs that are known to be aggressive.
A spokesperson released the following statement:
“CenturyLink values our customers and strives to provide the best possible experience and customer service at all times. A technician has been dispatched - we apologize for the inconvenience.”
Humphries says as of 5:30 p.m. Thursday, technicians made an emergency patch and phone service has been repaired, but crews will need to return to make permanent repairs.