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Silver City Limo Driver Gives Free Rides To A Girl With A Rare Genetic Disorder

Date May 28, 2018 12:50

8-year-old Mary Alice Tryda suffers a rare genetic condition called Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. According to the National Library of Medicine, this very rare genetic disorder affects connective tissues in skin, bones and other internal organs. Her mother, Kelly, gave some insight on the extent of Mary Alice’s condition.

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The syndrome has taken her out of all the sports she loves. She was an amazing gymnast. She played basketball, she was a cheerleader, and she can’t do any of that right now. As we were working with doctors and discovering more, they said the activities weren’t safe, that if she took a hard landing, it would be really bad.

Mary Alice was required to pay regular visits to Boston Children’s Hospital. But there was a big problem. Her family had recently moved from Massachusetts from Ohio and the hospital was 30 miles away.

Her mother Kelly decided to asks friends and neighbors on Facebook if they knew of any way she could make the 30 mile trip from Bridgewater to Boston easier on her daughter. Surprisingly, she got an offer from a man called Steven Hipolito, owner of Silver City Limousine, who said he would drive Mary Alice to the hospital free of charge.

Kelly said she was a bit skeptical at first, but did a background check on Hipolito and the company. After confirming that he was a decent guy, she started a conversation with him. Eventually, she agreed to the free ride.

On the day of Mary Alice’s first visit to the hospital, Hipolito showed up with a black limo. Both mother and daughter were very surprised. They hardly expected the owner of a limo company to come himself and drive them to the hospital.

Steve got out of the car and he introduced himself and got right down on Mary Alice’s level and talked to her. That was amazing. He helped her into the car, helped buckle her seat belt, opened the door for me, and then off we went.

Kelly says that Hipolito was a perfect gentleman and very thoughtful. That was not all. He also had a bottle of sparkling grape juice in the back for Mary Alice and her mom.

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Since then, Hipolito has been giving Mary Alice and her mom free rides to and from Boston for her hospital visits. And for the times he cannot make it, he always sends a driver to take his place.

Speaking with Fox 25, Hipolito said he felt a deep connection with Kelly as he understood how difficult it must be taking care of Mary Alice. For him, one good deed can make a world of difference.

It is 9 months since Hipolito has offered Mary Alice free rides, and people on Facebook are still gushing about his kind gesture.

Hipolito is an awesome reminder that some good people still exist in the world today. Perhaps, this story will motivate you to go out and lend a helping hand to someone who desperately needs it.

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