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 www.wave3.com 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 wave3.com.) You
cannot nominate yourself or a family member.
Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
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