There’s nothing better than a good ol’ surprise, especially during this time of the year. Saul Ramirez is a soldier in the US Army that was recently diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. He was stationed in New York earlier this year when this all happened and life changed for him pretty quickly. However, he discovered very early that he had a tremendous support system. His mother, Matilde Ramirez, moved from her home in California to accompany her son as he entered treatment at Walter Reed Bethesda Military Medical Center in Maryland. This year has been tough for the both of them. Matilde literally left her entire life behind to become a caregiver to her son. She shared their story with the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore who decided to pass her story on the Washington Redskins.
The Redskins were eager to do something nice for this family as soon as they heard their story. They invited both Matilde and Saul to Redskins Park in Ashburn, Virginia. Dwayne Haskins of the Redskins was there to greet the both of them and give them a personal tour of the entire training facility. Haskins even autographed jerseys and cleats for them as souvenirs. By the looks on their faces, this opportunity meant the world to them. The surprise of a lifetime came towards the end of the visit when Haskins presented Matilde with a $10,000 check from Easterns Automotive Group. As a company that always gives back, Easterns was truly touched by the great lengths that Matilde went in order to be there for her son during such a difficult time. Selfless acts like this deserve to be rewarded. Helping others is very important because you never know when you too may need a helping hand. In life, there is always someone that is going through a tougher obstacle than you. We hope that these stories inspire you and make you appreciate your health and the simple things that life has to offer.
Easterns Automotive Group would like to thank the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore, Dwayne Haskins, Washington Redskins, and Redskins Salute for connecting all parties and coming together to share such an incredible philanthropic moment.