We all make sacrifices in life, especially those who are parents. This story is not one of hardships and failure, but of the amazing lengths the people who you show love to will go to give you the joy and happiness you deserve.
Throughout Stephanie Hamren’s life, she heard a lot about her father’s passion in life, his restored 1936 Ford Sedan he worked on when he was just 16. It was his pride and joy, and he won many auto shows with the two-door vintage car!
But when he started a family back in 1993, he began putting his children first. It was only then he decided to make a heartbreaking sacrifice: he put the car up for sale to pay for Stephanie’s seminary school.
“My dad talked about this car for as long as I can remember, always saying he would buy it back if he could find it.” Stephanie wrote on her GoFundMe page. “Well last year I began the search because it’s been my dream to buy it for him.”
After many grueling months of the family, including her mother, kept this massive secret from her father, desperately searching for her father’s 1936 Ford Sedan. After a few months spent searching, Stephanie and her family scrambled the money together and came up with a secret plan to buy her father’s EXACT car he sold over 21 years ago.
“Finding the car, getting the money, and getting it halfway across the U.S. with no problems is truly a blessing from God!” Stephanie says.
She believes that all of the work her family has done to put a smile on her father’s face was worth all of the hard work they did tracking down his car. Unfortunately due to a sickness with her mother, all extra funds have been going to her hospital care.
“(When we bought) the car it has been sitting without many repairs since I bought it August of 2014 because of lack of money to do the repairs.” Stephanie wrote on her GoFundMe page. “My dad and I have been doing what we can by ourselves, however it’s now at a halt because we need money to send it off to have it fiber blasted then painted.”
To donate money to her father’s restoration dreams, go to her GoFundMe Page here: https://www.gofundme.com/pbv9r8jc
Also, if you’d like to watch how he reacts, check out the video below –