In today’s world, we don’t often see stories about employers who mean it when they say their employees are “like family.” Sure, it’s a nice sentiment, but when push comes to shove, do they really put the interests of their employees at the top of the list of priorities or is it really the bottom line that comes first? Well, in this case, an employer in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, southwest of Minneapolis, proved that they really mean it when they say employees are like family. That’s what an employee at Bobby and Steve’s Auto World found out when he was losing his vision recently.
Amir Adan worked for Bobby and Steve’s Auto World for two years. He enjoyed the friendships he made with fellow employees.
“I like the environment. My co-workers are the reason I’ve stayed,” said Amir Adan.
It’s meeeeee 🙂https://t.co/O2BFHFgsGU
— Amir Adan (@amir_adan) November 1, 2018
Then, Adan faced an enormous health problem. He developed an eye condition called Keratoconus that causes his corneas to become cone-shaped. Rather than a smooth round outer eye shape, the rare hereditary condition causes the eye to distend out and cause extremely blurry double or even triple vision. Fortunately, a new surgical technique called corneal cross-linking could help save his vision. The procedure applies liquid riboflavin, or vitamin B2 to the surface of the eye, combined with a controlled application of ultraviolet light.
The only problem: Adan’s health insurance wouldn’t cover the cost for the relatively new procedure, even though it could save his vision.