Mum who lost son given tear-jerking surprise by station
A MOTHER who lost her 19-year-old son through a work accident has been overwhelmed by the generosity of a Sydney radio station who arranged to have the family's mortgage paid for six months.
On the 1st December last year, Michelle went through something no parent should have to.
She learned that her beautiful son Blaine was involved in a freak accident while at work.
Sydney radio station KIIS 106.5, featuring Kyle and Jackie O, reported that Blaine worked for a turf company and while on a tractor he somehow came off the back and had little room to move.
"Blaine was a handsome and kind-natured man with the world at his feet. He was a passionate rugby league player and last year made it onto the under-20s Dragons team.
"He was a family man, and was not afraid of showing his affection. He adored his girlfriend Victoria. He appreciated everything he got in life, a big heart and a smile that would light up a dark room.
"He loved his mother very much, he used to do the house work, fold clothes, ate healthy and trained hard at the gym.
"He was also helping with with some renovations before he passed - things that we all know not every 19 yr old would do.
"This is what made him so special,'' the APN-owned station reported.
Blaine's sister Crystal got in contact with the station and told them how they are still struggling with what has happened, and how they are due to go back to work soon as the bills keep coming in.
With the support of Clarendon Homes, the station will pay the mortgage for six months so they don't have to rush back to work.
They will also help put $5000 to help with the outdoor renovations in Blaine's memory.
Michelle was filmed as she was told about the offer on air.
"Thank you so much. Thank you so much. I can't believe it,'' she told Kyle and Jackie O.
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