A rare act of kindness: a man decided to sell his restaurant and donated the money to the girl with a brain tumour.
Michael De Beyer has been the owner of Kaiserhof Restaurant and Wunderbar for quite some time. Recently it was discovered that one of his servers, 19-year-old Brittany Mathis, had a tumor that doctors discovered after she developed a rash on her legs. “I went to the hospital and found out it was my blood clotting. 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,” Mathis said.
Of course, anyone in the restaurant industry in the states knows that there’s not such thing is health insurance and Mathis hadn’t yet signed up for the Affordable Care Act, so her medical bills started to pile up. Her mother and older sister also work at the restaurant and the family didn’t have the money to pay for the enormous bills. Their father died of a brain tumor that went unnoticed in 2000. Because of the lack of funds, Mathis has yet to learn whether her tumor is malignant or benign.
Then De Beyer decided to do something to help them out. He would sell his 6,000 sq. ft. restaurant, valued at $2 million, and give the funds to Mathis to pay for her treatment and the rest of her medical bills. “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,” said De Beyer.
De Beyer plans to spend time with his wife and children after the sale of the restaurant.
“I really think it’s an amazing blessing and can’t thank him enough and his family. Never thought that anybody would do that and he did and it makes me feel really good,” said Mathis.