- Posted September 5, 2012 by
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CAN YOU HELP ME REUNITE MY HUSBAND WITH THE CAR HE SACRIFICED FOR HIS FAMILY?
I NEED A HERO!
On April 12, 1994 We brought our beautiful baby girl into the world. We were devastated to learn that she was born with a large disfiguring tumor on her nose & upper lip called a hemangioma. She would also later develop juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. In light of the care our daughter would need I gave up my career to be home with her. For the last 18 years we faced faces 11 operations, emotional anguish and financial devastation.
Trying to survive on one income (an electrician's salary) was impossible and we made many sacrifices in the process.
On 9/28/2000, My husband made the find of a lifetime! He purchased the rusted frame of a 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback for $200. You can only imagine what I thought upon seeing this. What do we need this for? How can we possibly afford to restore a vehicle while living paycheck to paycheck? But, this was a dream and my husband had a plan to just take his time and barter for the work needed. The outcome was nothing short of a miracle. He worked all day in the hot Florida sun as an electrician and every night he worked in our 2 car home garage restoring his car. Years later my husband's dream car actually materialized from that rusted frame into the car had long dreamed about and it was truly a sight to behold. He was so proud of his Fastback and I was so proud of him. Plus, I got to ride in one hot looking car!
On 12/3/2004, faced with our daughter's continuing medical bills, mounting debt and possible foreclosure, my husband made the decision to sell his dream car for his family. He made it seem like it was an easy decision but I know he thinks about that car all the time. We frequent car shows and he seeks out the Fastbacks first and always compares them to "HIS" car. I was proud when he restored that Mustang but I was beyond proud, so amazed and more in love with that man when he made the ultimate sacrifice without even batting an eye and sold his treasured car.
I have the perfect ending to my family's incredible journey but we could never afford to buy back the car and I have no hope of reuniting my husband with the car he lovingly restored and sacrificed without help.
I have tons of pictures, the original Bill of Sale, the receipt when the Mustang was sold, a copy of the registration and even a set of keys from the 65 Fastback. Now if only I could reunite my wonderful husband with his car. If you got this far, thanks for allowing me to share our story.