Workers rally to help sick co-worker

By: Tim Ciesco Email
By: Tim Ciesco Email

A local woman who has been sick for years says a lot of things became uncertain when her health took a turn for the worse.

But her co-workers at Dominos are doing more than she ever could have imagined to put those fears to rest.

Lynda Anthony has worked part time at the Dominos in Fruita for the last seven years.

In that time, she says her health problems have gotten worse.

Recently it got to the point where she isn’t always well enough to work.

Despite that, she still gets to work when she feels up to it.

"They've always reassured me that no matter what happens they would take care of me and that I can come back to work,” she says.

And when it comes to taking care of her, Dominos means it.

"It blows you away,” she says.

Employees have pulled together to give her money to see a specialist in Vail.

Delivery drivers are donating miles and tips.

The company recently wrote her a check to cover her mortgage payment for a month.

And the store has given her family gift cards to sell, letting her keep all the profits.

But it doesn’t stop there.

Kyle Sweetala, her general manager, says, "By the end of the week, we'll have buckets at local stores here in Fruita and we'll be raising money that way."

Lynda says she’s been overwhelmed.

"It just surprised me in this economy people are so generous,” she says.

Her co-workers say Lynda is an inspiration to them all and it was something they had to do, no matter that the tough times have impacted them all.

"She has the health problems, when she's here she works hard. She doesn't let it get to her, she just kind of blows it off. She's a very strong woman,” Sweetala says.

Lynda says that support is her driving force to fight what she’s going through and believes it will be the key to winning that battle.

"They've just been everything for me, they've been very kind to me. I love all of them,” she says.

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