LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – This could be a terminally ill veteran’s last Christmas, and she spent it giving back to others.

Jeanne Buchanan is battling terminal cancer, but she isn’t letting the debilitating disease slow her down.

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She passed out socks, blankets and other goods to people living on the streets of Los Angeles, something she’s all too familiar with.

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Buchanan was once homeless herself, and now she’s on a mission to show the less fortunate that they’re cared for this Christmas season.

“How could I shut my curtain and climb into my cozy bed and ignore it?” she said.

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