Car Repair Gets Disabled Veteran Up and Running Again
After serving his country for 16 years, Greg Fedorowicz never thought he would be the one needing help. The 48-year old Navy veteran has been in an uphill medical battle for the past several years. A severe shoulder injury led to his honorable discharge from the Service. It’s the same injury along with several medical complications that are now keeping him from holding a civilian job.
Without employment and in jeopardy of losing his home, Fedorowicz turned to the Angie’s List Wishmakers program for help. His ’92 Mercury Grand Marquis, which was donated to him a couple of years ago, stopped running. He feared it needed a new transmission.
“I had written letters upon letters to various organizations and was thrilled when I got the call from Angie’s List” Fedorowicz said.
Angie’s List Wishmakers stepped in, enlisting local companies to volunteer their services. Coggin Ford Lincoln Mercury diagnosed the car and donated all parts for the repair, while Stan’s Transmission in Daytona donated the labor.
“My payment comes in the form of knowing that I was able to help someone in need,” said Stan’s Transmission owner Robert Mitchell.
Additionally Liberty Towing provided tows to and from both service centers. Thanks to these companies, Fedorowicz is once again on a roll.
“Greg has been reaching out for help for quite awhile, I’m just happy that we were able to lend him the helping hand he needed to put him back in the driver’s seat – literally,” said Angie Hicks, founder of Angie’s List.