Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

How A Domino’s Pizza Driver Helped To Save An Elderly Man’s Life.

He Was Living In Squalor

He Was Living In Squalor

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A strong smell was reeking off of Lee’s camper, and there was a lot of clutter and mess surrounding the doorway. The interior was dark and really cold, and as Sara quickly found out, all of the lights were off. She asked Lee about his living conditions. Lee finally revealed the truth. He was living without any heat, electricity, or plumbing. Sara was dumbfounded and couldn’t believe how he managed to live like that. Soon, she found out how this ended up happening.

Tragedy Kept Striking Him

Tragedy Kept Striking Him

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After the storm rummaged his house, Lee was forced to evacuate the premises. Then, his son died in a tragic snowmobile accident. Lee found himself homeless, grieving, and completely broke. In a way, he’d lost the will to live, and he simply let himself go. Living in squalor was the result of experiencing tragedy after tragedy. But every Saturday, Lee continued to order Domino’s pizzas, the only thing that comforted and brought some joy. Sara quickly wanted to help.

We Need To Help

We Need To Help

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Sara told Angela about Lee’s secret living conditions. Angela was understandably surprised that she’d never realized what Lee was going through. But she wasn’t about to stay still. She said, "I thought we got to do something. We can't let a human being live like this." She was determined to take action and help Lee out.

Doing More

Doing More

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First, Angela purchased Lee his own heater, as she didn’t want him to go through another night feeling cold, particularly when temperatures would start to drop. But she knew he needed so much more, as he was living in precarious conditions. She was only earning a humble salary as a pizza delivery driver, so she really didn’t have the means to do more. But Sara quickly thought of something.

Online Help

Online Help

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Angela went on to set up a GoFundMe campaign to tell the world about Lee’s situation, and how much he needed everyone’s help after the many tragedies he’d experienced in life. People from all over the world quickly empathized with the man, and donations started pouring in. Angela was amazed, and she explained, "We got donations from as far as Australia.” But two months later, Lee was about to get the shock of his life.

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