ICYMI: Woman receives ‘wonderful’ surprise months after the death of her son

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Michelle lost her 19-year-old son, Blaine, on December 1, 2014.

He died in a freak accident at work involving a tractor.

Michelle had been struggling with the stress of getting back to work, and to pay rent and bills.

Unbeknownst to Michelle, radio personalities at a local station were speaking to her through the waves while she was in the car with her children.

“You’ve had to go through what no parent should have to go through, and that’s the death of your beautiful 19-year-old son, Blaine,” one of the radio personalities said. “He was a family man who was never afraid of showing his affection for you, he adored you, he adored his family and his girlfriend, Victoria. But I’m sure he’s watching out for you.”

The radio station, with the help of a housing company, offered to pay Michelle’s mortgage for the next 6 months.

“So you don’t have to rush back to work. And you can take your time to grieve properly,” the radio personality explained.

Blaine was reportedly also doing all of the outdoor renovations before he died, so the radio station took the gift one step further.

“To mark his memory, we’d like to finish those outdoor renovations with $5,000 of work in memory of him,” the radio personality told Michelle.

“Thank you so much, I can’t believe it. It’s wonderful, thank you,” Michelle said through her tears.


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