Michael De Beyer is selling Kaiserhof Restaurant in Montgomery, Texas after learning that one of his servers, Brittany Mathis, has a brain tumor
Brittany’s mother and sister also work at the restaurant
Her father John died from an undetected brain tumor in 2000
De Beyer believes the restaurant is worth $2 million but is wanting to auction it off at a reserve price to help the family
A generous boss is selling the restaurant he has owned for 17 years to help a 19-year-old employee suffering from a brain tumor.
Brittany Mathis, whose father died suddenly from a brain tumor when she was just a child, was diagnosed last month – but does not have health insurance to cover the costs of her treatment.
Now Michael De Beyer, the German-born owner of Kaiserhof Restaurant and Wunderbar in Montgomery, Texas, has offered to sell his life’s work to help the young server.
‘I’m not able to just sit by and let it happen,’ he told the Montgomery Courier. ‘I couldn’t live with myself; I would never be happy just earning money from my restaurant knowing that she needs help.’
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Diagnosis: Brittany Mathis, 19, has a tumor the size of a ping pong ball in her brain – but no health insurance
Compassion: Her boss, Michael De Beyer is going to sell his restaurant so that he can pay for her care
Mathis, whose older sister and mother also work at the same restaurant, first noticed something was wrong when she saw a rash on her leg.
‘I went to the hospital and found out it was my blood clotting,’ Mathis told KHOU. ‘So they wanted to keep me and do CAT scans and MRIs and the next day they came in and told me I had a tumor.’
Mathis, who says she suffers from painful headaches, was told she had a brain tumor the size of a ping pong ball in the left side of her brain, the Courier reported.
But despite the diagnosis, she has not gone ahead with treatment; she doesn’t have heath insurance and has not yet signed up for Affordable Healthcare.