If you live in the Doylestown area, you’ve probably heard about the Wawa cashier who smiled through his troubles while managing to make life lighter for all those who came in contact with him. Most of us learned Cris Sterling’s story in September, when a Phil Gianficaro column in the local newspaper sparked a big-hearted effort on behalf of the 52-year-old man.
Cris wasn’t complaining – not about his inoperable brain tumor or his pain-filled life or even his lack of transportation to get to doctor appointments. But that didn’t matter, because people who knew Cris cared enough to step up and help out anyway, just because it is the right thing to do.
And so, a couple of days before 2011 ended and a bright, fresh, new year began, Cris was surprised and touched by the gift of a 2004 Subaru Outback – a safe, comfortable, good-looking vehicle that will get him where he needs to go for years to come. And once again, we learn about it through Phil Gianficaro’s column. Thanks, Phil, for sharing such great news.
We’re putting this story in Driving Times not because the Beans organization contributed to the undertaking. (Although it did, along with scores of other individuals and organizations, including the Thompson Organization.) This is a tale for Driving Times because it is yet another demonstration of our generous and caring Central Bucks community. And that’s something to celebrate and honor – and remember.