MONTGOMERY, Tex. — Brittany Mathis doesn’t appear sick to the average customer that walks through the doors of Kaiserhof Restaurant and Wundebar. But the waitress recently went to the hospital because of a rash on her leg, which turned out to be blood clotting. After a series of tests, doctors discovered a brain tumor according to TV station KHOU.
Mathis doesn’t have health insurance and hasn’t signed up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act according to KHOU, but an ally has come to her side to help with the mounting medical bills, her boss.
Michael De Beyer has owned the 6,000 square-foot restaurant for the past 17 years and told reporter Tiffany Craig that he couldn’t sit idly by.
“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,” De Beyer told KHOU.
What’s been against them in the past was another brain tumor, only it was suffered by Brittany’s father, John, in the year 2000. That tumor went undetected and ruptured, killing him.
De Beyer believes his restaurant is worth as much $2 million on the open market and in addition to helping Mathis, he said he will also spend more time with his family after the sale. Mathis told KHOU she’s very thankful for what he’s trying to do.
“I really think it’s an amazing blessing and can’t thank him enough and his family,” she said. “Never thought that anybody would do that and he did and it makes me feel really good.”