Stranger with Brain Tumor Surprises Homeless Teen at Work with New Car

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It was a normal workday for Sionna Brenn; she went to take the trash out at her Texas Starbucks.

As soon as she threw the bag into the dumpster, Charlie Jabaley popped up with balloons and directed her attention behind her.

A black Toyota Corolla was driving toward her adorned with a big, red bow. When Jabaley told Brenn that the car was hers, she immediately held her face as tears streamed down.

When Jabaley heard her inspiring story and found out that she wouldn’t have transportation to get from college to work, he knew he needed to help. Jabaley even hired a company to teach her how to drive.

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Jabaley is the former manager of the rapper group, 2 Chainz, but left the music industry when he was diagnosed with a brain tumor over a year ago.

“I became a millionaire before the age of 30, but I didn’t feel fulfilled. I realized that when I gave, I felt the happiest. I decided to become a different kind of millionaire. I want to transform the lives of a million people. I wanted to DO WHAT WAS RIGHT,” he wrote on an Instagram post.

That’s when #thedreammachinetour started. Their goal is to “touch people’s lives personally, helping in any way we can, even if just to inspire someone else to take the first step.”

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All of the world’s negativity, polarization, greed, in-action…. It finally hit a tipping point for me. I knew that if I wanted to see a change not just in me, but for for the entire world, I needed to be the one to take the first step. I became a millionaire before the age of 30, but I didn’t feel fulfilled.  I realized that when I gave, I felt the happiest.  I decided to become a different kind of millionaire.  I want to transform the lives of a million people.  I wanted to DO WHAT WAS RIGHT. I didn’t want to wait for a holiday, a special occasion, a date…. People need help now.  I decided to embark on a journey with my best friend Scott to bike across America on #thedreammachinetour and touch people’s lives personally, helping in any way we can, even if just to inspire someone else to take the first step. To all the corporations out there, all the influencers, all the people with a voice and a platform…. Im going to challenge you to follow my lead and do what is right…. Not because it’s some generic Awareness Month, but just because it was the right thing to do.  We don’t need excuses to help people…. People need help, and that’s it. We all have dreams…. From the teacher working 4 jobs just to put food on the table for her family…. To the thousands of homeless people who are just waiting for someone to acknowledge them…. To the kids growing up without families who just want someone to look up to.  All of us have different dreams, different goals…. But we are all one people and we need to start treating each other that way.  America’s motto is rooted in the idea that people from all walks of life can come together as one.  Its time we started acting that way. @charlie 🚀🚀🚀 📸 by: @adrianrobison

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He, along with his best friend Scotty Cams, is biking from New York to Los Angeles with the “Dream Machine,” helping people along the way. People like Brenn.

You see, Brenn is an honor student at her high school and has a scholarship to the University of Texas at San Antonio. While these are impressive accomplishments for anyone, she has achieved them while also being homeless.

She was adopted from Ethiopia when she was 9 years old, but she soon had to leave. “In the deepest shadows, it was very abusive. Families were very harsh but I’ve overcome it through His power,” she told Fox News.

Brenn started working at Starbucks to support herself after leaving that abusive environment. She said, “More than anything, glory to God because I wouldn’t be here without Him.”

“It’s more than a dream. It’s crazy,” Brenn said in response to the unexpected gift. She then wrote her dream next to many others on the brightly colored bus: “to reach the world with the gospel of Christ.”

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Jabaley mission to help others’ dreams come true is extremely inspiring! He’s hoping to influence other people to do the same.

If you’d like to watch the rest of their journey across the country, you can follow The Dream Machine Tour on Facebook or Instagram.

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Kayla has been a staff writer for The Western Journal since 2018.
Kayla Kunkel began writing for The Western Journal in 2018.
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