I have a FANATICAL ATTITUDE(s) to tell you.
I am a Franchisee from Dayton, Ohio. I lost my son last month. He passed away quietly in his sleep. He was 23 years old and had been fighting a very tough battle for the past 15 years. You see, he was diagnosed with a brain tumor at the age of 7. The medical profession believed it to be a miracle he made it through the first six months. He was my entire life and I was devastated at his passing. I always knew we were working on borrowed time and the only fear I ever lived with was if today would be the day GOD would say, "... enough is enough, its time to come with ME".
You have three FANATICAL people I would like to mention.
The first is my Area Developer, for whom without his strength, words of wisdom and encouragement, I believe I would still be curled up in a ball in my mother's bed. Thank you, Steve Lepkowski for caring so very much.
Second, is Sandy Stow, whom I have never met. Sandy put together a fundraiser and raised $5000 in order for me to have what I knew my son, AJ, would have wanted, without worry of having enough to cover the expense. Sandy, my heart and gratitude goes out to you and the many Liberty Franchisees who donated without delay or a second thought.
And finally, Mike Svede who left his own (several) Franchises in order to make the trip to Dayton to watch over mine, so that I might have time to plan my son's ascension into HEAVEN and attempt to get back to some form of normalcy. Mike, I only had a chance to talk with you a couple times while you were here, but I want you to know what a relief I had knowing you were here and that my store was in good hands. We will have time to get to know each other better at convention...and thanks for hanging my television!
I loved Liberty before, but now I feel as if, I KNOW, I am part of a company who truly, truly cares about their people. My hat, my family's hats and my friend's hats go off to you for creating a company of such compassionate people.
Ronna E. Schultz