A Texas restaurant owner is selling his business to help a young worker with a brain tumour.
Brittany Mathis, 19, was diagnosed with a ping pong-sized brain tumour in December. She doesn’t have health insurance, and her dad died of a similar condition years ago.
She hasn’t been able to afford to find out whether the tumour is benign or malignant.
Michael De Beyer told local newspaper The Courier that he believes his Kaiserhof Restaurant and Wunderbar is worth $US2 million. That’s enough to pay for her medical bills.
“I’m not able to just sit by and let it happen,” De Beyer, who opened the restaurant more than 15 years ago, told the paper. “I couldn’t live with myself; I would never be happy just earning money from my restaurant knowing that she needs help.”
De Beyer is close with the entire Mathis family and also employs Brittany’s mum and older sister.
Brittany’s mum, Barbara, told local news station KVUE that they are overwhelmed by his gesture.
“”I really think it’s an amazing blessing and can’t thank him enough and his family,” Mathis said. “Never thought that anybody would do that and he did and it makes me feel really good.”
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