VIDEO: Slain NYPD Officer's Children Given Home by New Yorkers

It's been a tough year for three children of an NYPD detective who was murdered in the line of the duty in the Bronx in July.

Now, they are preparing for their first holiday without mom Det. Miosotis Familia, who was ambushed by a mentally ill gunman as she sat in a Mobile Command Unit.

Twenty-year-old Genesis Villella walks around her new apartment with joy and gratitude, now that she and her 12-year-old twin siblings live in a beautiful three-bedroom co-op in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. It is possible thanks to more than $800,000 in donations from the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, the New York Daily News and Skyview Apartments, ABC7 reports.

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