Wednesday, 30 April 2014 15:29

Forreston, IL, Shop Worker Gets Free Home Renovation

Since discovering she had breast cancer just a few months ago, a Forreston, IL, woman who works in a body shop has had to go through a lot, but on April 10, 2014, she and her family got a big surprise—a newly renovated home! Kelli and Jeremy Kappes and their three daughters were pleasantly shocked when walking into their newly-renovated home after returning from an “all expenses paid” vacation. Kelli was diagnosed with cancer in February 2014, and has since had surgery to remove a tumor. Her employer, Gates Auto Body in Freeport, IL, and Jeremy’s employer, Fairway Ford Lincoln in Freeport, worked together to send the family to the Wisconsin Dells and help pay for the materials for the makeover. The family also held a benefit April 26, 2014, at Christy’s Bar in Freeport. All of the proceeds will go towards the family’s unexpected medical expenses.