Domino’s helps ailing employee

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Lynda Anthony can count on her colleagues to deliver.

Anthony, 49, has worked part-time at Domino’s Pizza in Fruita for seven years. When her co-workers found out she had a life-threatening problem with a nerve in her neck, drivers offered her some of their tips and mileage payouts to cover medical bills, and the corporation sent her $600 to help Anthony and her family pay their house mortgage, she said.

The store also gave her gift cards worth $50 apiece and let her grandchildren sell them for profit so she could pay for trips to Vail to see a specialist. Anthony was set to have her neck broken at the specialist last Friday, a procedure she said she’s had done before to help ease the nerve that is “causing my central nervous system to shut down.”

Kyle Sweetalla, general manager at the Fruita Domino’s, said the business might put out donation buckets with Anthony’s story and picture on them soon. Sweetalla said

Anthony is a “mother figure” around the store and “an incredible woman.”

Anthony will take a six- to eight-month leave, working a total of eight hours spread over two nights a week, while she heals.

“I couldn’t ask for more,” she said. “You don’t find people, especially in this economy, that think about others.”


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