Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Feel Good Story

This was in the L.A. Times, recently.  The story told of a car sales woman, Sue Ellis,  who, because of the downturn, couldn't afford to fly home to Australia, to see her 84-year old mother, who faced cancer surgery.  50 colleagues at Rusnak Volvo scraped together $969,  and sent her home to see her Mom, who had been given a 20% survival chance.   Even former employees of the dealership chipped in.  

"I knew she would perk up and go into that operating theater really fighting if she could see me. She's a gutsy, gritty lady," Ellis said.

Her mother survived the February operation and is recovering in the hospital.

After the surgery, Ellis called the dealership to share the good news. She was back at work this week, thanking everyone on the car lot in person.

"If it weren't for my friends here, I don't know that Mum would have survived," she said.

I especially liked this story because I worked at, in or around car dealerships for over 15 years and each of them really is a "village".


Carrie said...

That is so sweet. Kind of like that banker in FL who shared his money with all of his workers, past & present.

Wammy said...

What a wonderful story! It is amazing what seeing family and friends can do for someone going into surgery. I have seen it with my own eyes.

Daryl said...

If there was more of this, there's be less people listening to Lamebaugh

Jientje said...

It's good to hear some good news now and again, thanks for sharing this!

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