The owner of a Texas restaurant is selling his business to help one of his employees pay for treatment related to her brain tumor.
Kaiserhof owner Michael De Beyer told KHOU-TV that he felt a moral imperative to help 19-year-old waitress Brittany Mathis pay the medical bills piling up around her.
“I just can’t be standing by and doing nothing,” he said. “I have to try something because it’s not right.”
“Here’s a family, they really work hard they have a lot of stuff against them in the past and they are not holding their hand open they didn’t even ask anybody for help,” De Beyer added to KHOU-TV.
[sharequote align=”center”]”Here’s a family…and they are not holding their hand open they didn’t even ask anybody for help.”[/sharequote]
Doctors first discovered that Mathis had a brain tumor after she had noticed a rash on her leg.
“I went to the hospital and found out it was my blood clotting,” Mathis said. “So, they wanted to keep me and do CAT scans and MRIs and the next day they came in and told me I had a tumor.”
The 19-year-old doesn’t have insurance and reportedly can’t even afford to learn whether her tumor is benign or malignant.
So her boss has decided to sell his 6,000 square foot restaurant to help. He told KHOU-TV he will donate the money to Mathis.
“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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