When a Louisville family decided to donate their vehicle to another local family as a way to help a 13-year-old awaiting a liver transplant, Tire Discounters Inc. jumped in to support them.
Erin and Chris Hosking saw a news story about 13-year-old Haylie, who's in liver failure and awaiting a transplant. For the past few months Catherine Carey has been making regular trips to Cincinnati so her daughter can receive treatment. But on a recent trip home, the family's car caught fire. Unable to drive to Cincinnati, the family had to resort to helicopter rides for treatment.
“When I saw her story it really hit home with me," said Tire Discounters customer Erin Hosking. "My father went through a liver transplant 10 years ago and is on the list again for a kidney and liver. We also have a daughter who is chronically ill that we take to Cincinnati, so we know the route well and I couldn't imagine not having what I needed to get her the care that she needs.”
Charles Curlee, vice president of retail sales for Tire Discounters, said “I was so blown away by their generosity. The Hosking family may have donated a car, but they gave the Carey family so much more than a car. Catherine no longer has to worry about how she’ll get Haylie to Cincinnati for treatment."
“We really have the best customers and are honored to be a part of this," said Denny Patterson, regional manager for Tire Discounters. "We wanted to do something extra to help out, so Tire Discounters donated gas gift cards, an alignment, a year’s worth of oil changes, and completed a full safety inspection.”
On Oct. 12, at the Tire Discounters store on Von Allen Road in Louisville, the Hosking and Carey families met, and the Hoskings handed over the keys.
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