Excelsior Springs waitress who picked up officer’s tab is now in need of help herself

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EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo. -- A waitress who took care of an officer’s restaurant bill is now in need of some help.

“It had struck her and fishtailed her off the roadway and off the ravine. At the bottom of the ravine, there was a concrete drainage pipe. She went for a hell of a ride,” said Brittney Richardson.

Brittney was on the phone with her friend Rosa when she said a semi truck struck Rosa’s car from behind on 69 Highway near Stockdale Road.

Brittney happened to be recording for her YouTube channel. She then documented Rosa’s collision to raise money for her friend.

The single mom injured her neck, lower back, and hip. She’s been unable to work since Tuesday. She said Rosa is not the type to ask for help even if she doles it out.

“She’s always giving; she’s always doing something for other people. She never talks about it. At the same time, she’s as stubborn as all get out when she needs help,” she said.

Rosa declined an interview, just as she did nearly two weeks ago.

Rosa, a waitress at Applebee’s, picked up the tab for an officer and his family dining at the restaurant. She just wanted to say thank you. Now she’s in need of help and Brittney is stepping up.

“She’s the type of person who will work extra to take care of it. I see her doing her best and I want to do what I can to help,” Brittney said.

Brittney said the money will go toward bills and Rosa’s four children. Rosa added that the money funded will provide her four children clothes and supplies for the upcoming school year.

If you would like to donate, visit the GoFundMe page.

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