CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4) – A local non-profit surprised a breast cancer survivor with a car on Monday. The Butterfly Foundation teamed up with Centennial Auto Finders to donate a 2003 Subaru to help Stacey Beduhn get to her appointments.

(credit: The Butterfly Foundation)

Beduhn was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer in 2018, which metastasized to her bones. She also has a spinal column tumor.

When The Butterfly Foundation interviewed Stacey, they learned she has three children, two of whom are home-schooled. Stacey is currently completing a round of chemotherapy and her husband was recently laid off.

(credit: The Butterfly Foundation)

Stacey and her husband previously shared one vehicle, a 1999 Dodge Durango that was in need of repair. The American Cancer Society provided complementary rides for Stacey’s appointments, but those rides were halted due to COVID-19.

Stacey applied for a grant from The Butterfly Foundation to help cover the repairs for their Durango, but the non-profit’s executive director, Sandy Jones, wanted to do more. Jones reached out to Colorado Auto Finders’ owner, Ali Awada, who offered to donate the Subaru to the Beduhn family.

(credit: The Butterfly Foundation)

The foundation’s board chair, Nancy Fitzgerald, CEO of iLendingDIRECT, donated the costs for a warranty for the vehicle. Stacey also received $200 in gas cards and $250 in grocery cards from the foundation.

For more information about The Butterfly Foundation, and their work to help families during the pandemic, visit their website at coloradobutterfly.org.

Audra Streetman


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