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ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI)-- Paula Davis has a little peace of mind even as she battles cancer.

"It's in my bones, there's some in my liver and some in my brain," says Paula Davis.

Davis was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1995.

What went into remission returned and Davis has been taking chemotherapy lately.

But recently, she found a service that offers something she's needed, compassionate cleaning.

"It is the most rewarding part of my job is cleaning and knowing that I made somebody else's day better," says Korren Coleman. "They can come home and just love their home, and they're able to sit down and relax."

This is what this St. Charles county resident needed after her husband was also recently diagnosed with cancer.

"I can't vacuum anymore," says Davis.  "I have trouble walking even sometimes.  And a woman likes a clean house."

Cleaningforareason.org is a non-profit that began cleaning homes for cancer patients nationwide in 2006.

They pair local companies like marvelous maids with a customer like Paula Davis who is in the midst of a battle with cancer.

"It just makes me feel like I'm leaving a legacy," says Kathy Gage the owner of Marvelous Maids.  "We've now cleaned for 50 women for free and that just brings a lot of joy to my day."

The service offers four free monthly cleanings to those that are chosen.

As they pick up around the house, it`s easy to see how a homeowner is ever so grateful to these grime fighters.

"It's...I can't say enough," says Davis pausing.  "It's marvelous!"

"That should be a slogan," adds Patrick Clark.

"Yeah," laughs the good natured Davis.