You won't believe what this boss does when he hears an employee has a brain tumor
LAKE CONROE, Texas (KEYE) -- An East Texas business owner is taking a big risk with his restaurant in hopes of saving one of his employee's lives.
Brittany Mathis works at the Kaiserhof Restaurant near Lake Conroe. She doesn't look sick but she is.
"The rash on my leg started. I went to hospital and found out my blood was clotting so they wanted to keep me and do CAT scans and MRIs. The next day they came in and told me I had a brain tumor," she said.
The 19-year-old doesn't have insurance. The medical bills are piling up and treatment has stopped.
So her boss, Michael De Beyer, is selling his family's 6,000 square foot restaurant to donate money to Brittany.
"Here's a family. They really work hard. They have a lot of stuff against them in the past and they are not holding their hand open. They didn't even ask anybody for help," he said.
The Mathis family has been through a lot. Brittany's mother also works at the restaurant. In 2000, her husband had a tumor no one knew about. It ruptured and he died.
The idea that someone could give so much is a bit overwhelming for the Mathis family. "Never thought that anybody would do that and he did," Brittany said. "It makes me feel really good."
Feeling good is something Brittany could experience again if the restaurant sells in time.
Brittany also desperately needs a test done to determine if the tumor is cancerous.
The owner believes the restaurant is worth about $2 million and is willing to take much less if he can sell it quickly.
Video report above from KHOU-TV