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Pass the Cash - November 6, 2013: There's something about Mary

Ted Weir Ted Weir
Mary Burts Mary Burts

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Most of us work hard for our paycheck every day trying to pay our bills and get the things we want, but as we Pass the Cash there's a lesson for all of us -- you may be rich or poor, but health is our first wealth.

Ted Weir filled out our nomination form on and told us about his friend Mary Burts.

"Mary works in the federal garage next to the federal building in the Mazzoli building," Weir said, "She's such a sweet lady. She seems to always have a smile, always helpful if you need help in the garage with anything."

But now Mary needed help.

"She was hit by a car as I understand on 4th Street and broke her leg in three places," Weir said, "No telling when she'll be able to come back to work." In other words there was no telling when she would get paid again.

When Mary's daughter and granddaughter greeted us at the door they were already in on our secret mission, but Mary who had just arrived home from the hospital had no idea.

It's hard to keep a good woman down and Mary's broken leg won't keep her down – just off her feet for awhile.

"It's got a pin and it's broken in two places," she explained, "I don't have insurance so as far as going to physical therapy I can't go."

Mary doesn't even know how she'll get to her doctor's appointment with no car, but life always offers hope, it's called tomorrow.  You never know what blessing will come with the sunrise.

Since 2011, WAVE 3 News has given away thousands of dollars to worthy recipients in our Pass the Cash segment. Click here to tell us about a Kentuckiana family or individual who you believe deserves a special gift of $300. (Be sure you are registered on You cannot nominate yourself or a family member.

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