PHOENIX (3TV / CBS 5) – Brandy is a single mom of three who works in the healthcare sector helping keep people healthy during the pandemic. But now she’s the one with a health condition, and her big sister and brother-in-law wanted to do something for her, so they reached out to the Arizona Family Surprise Squad.
“She’s had a tough time last year,” said her brother-in-law, Dave. “She was diagnosed with adenomyosis.” It’s a condition that requires Brandy to have a hysterectomy. Dave says she is a strong personality and no matter what he thinks she will take this challenge and be better than before.
“It’s just very important to us. And so it was an emotional ride for all of us. “
The surprise team followed Dave and his wife Andrea to the family practice where Brandy works. Andrea had told Brandy she was there to drop off some hair products and Brandy had no idea what she was up to.
“Surprise,” said 3TV’s Olivia Fierro when Brandy walked outside. “We’re the Arizona Family Surprise Squad.” Fierro invited Brandy to share her story.
“I’m always exhausted and tired trying to take care of children and work around the clock,” explained Brandy. “And it just got to the point where I am like this, oh my god. I’m in bed at 7:30 a.m., 7:00 a.m. sometimes because I’m just so exhausted. “
“What you really have on your side are people who love and support you,” said Fierro.
“If I didn’t have her, I honestly don’t know where I would be,” Brandy agreed.
“We love to be part of anything that makes you feel loved and supported while you go through a lot,” said Fierro, handing her an envelope. Inside was a note stating that the surprise team would pay for $ 500 worth of meal sets to help Brandy while she recovered from the surgery. And the surprises weren’t over yet.
“Because you need to relax and unwind,” continued Fierro. “We have two nights for you at the JD Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort and Spa. Enjoy dinner at Rita’s Cantina & Bar and just relax.”
Fierro and the Surprise Squad had one more surprise in store for brandy. “We’re thrilled to make this $ 3,500 courtesy of the Arizona Family Surprise Squad and Valley Toyota Dealers available to you.”
“Oh my god,” gasped Brandy. “Thank you guys. I really appreciate that. If I could hug you I would. I know you shouldn’t hug anything during COVID, but I really appreciate it. “
“You can hug your family,” smiled Fierro. “We’ll let you do this part. They love you so much. “
“Surprise,” said Dave as he and his wife hugged Brandy.
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