Grandma with Cancer Only Has $100 to Pay Repoed Car, But Dealership Refuses Money


Devoted mom and grandma Michelle England beat breast cancer in 2014. But sadly, the cancer returned in 2017.

While going through chemotherapy treatments, England was unable to work, and began to struggle to pay her bills.

Month to month, her $300 check made it nearly impossible to make the payments on her car, house, and energy bill.

Eventually, England’s car was repossessed. She began to take the bus to chemotherapy, with the nearest bus stop being 20 minutes away from her home.

Hoping to prevent her car from being sold to someone else, England came up with $100 two weeks after the car had been repossessed.

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At the end of the week, she went down to Tri-State Auto Sales to put it towards her car payment.

Employees at the dealership knew England well, and said she always had a smile on her face no matter how difficult it was to make her payment.

But when she presented them with her hard-earned $100, they refused the money. Instead, the dealership had a surprise for her that left her in tears.

Knowing how hard she worked, the owner of the dealership and the staff decided to pay off England’s car in full.

They also serviced the car for her by topping off the fuel, changing the tires and checking the brakes and fluids.

“When you go through breast cancer and you get somebody special in your life…they were just angels for me,” England said. “People might feel like nobody’s there for you, but, ya’ll, this is a prime example.”

She is now in remission, and asks that others continue to pray for her as she recovers from a difficult time.

“Look what God did for me,” she said in a Facebook post after her car was returned to her. “Can’t do nothing but praise him more.”

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“This is such a blessing,” England said as the dealership staff handed her the keys and the title to her car.

While times have been tough for Michelle England, it is heartwarming to see others coming together to lessen her burden in any way they can.

And thanks to their generosity, England will get to keep at least one beloved tradition this Christmas: driving around to see the Christmas lights with her children and grandchildren.

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Liz was a senior story editor for The Western Journal.
Liz was a senior story editor for The Western Journal.
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