Keep Tony Warm & Safe!

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Last night around 10:30 I was driving west on M59 towards Airport when I saw person on a bicycle riding with the flow of traffic. Now as you all know the roads were horrible yesterday, and there were a ton of accidents. I remember seeing a story about a man who was recently hit and killed riding his bike on Telegraph. So as I pass this man, not only do the current weather conditions come to mind, but also his safety. I quickly turn around. I throw my hazards on and ask the man if he needs a ride. Without hesitation he said "I would love a ride" frozen beard and all. We somehow fit his bike into this Wrangler courtesy of Szott Chrysler Jeep, and he gets in. I ask where he's heading, and he said Meijer in White Lake. Now mind you this is a 7 mile ride. He proceeds to tell
me this is his 5th winter riding his bike to work. He does so because he can not afford a car due to the majority of his income going towards his ill wife. This gentlemans name is Tony. He is just a hard working man, trying to make a living to take care of his wife. Upon my Facebook post, a lot of people wanted to create a go fund me page for Tony to get a vehicle to keep safe and warm this winter! So here it is. All proceeds will go to purchasing the vehicle for Tony as well as insurance costs. Thank you! 

Update:  My name Jason Kapoor.  Tony Berard is the name of the gentleman we are all helping.  I do have his contact information. I am not related to Tony in any way.  He is a friend of mine now though! We have raised the goal
considering  the amount Go Fund me will take for their services.  Tony is overwhelmed by the amount of support all of you have given. It's nice to see good in the world still! You all are awesome!  Tony will be in a vehicle soon with enough money to cover insurance, gas, and some extra to help care for his wife! Thanks again everybody! Happy Holidays!
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We did it! Tony is now the new owner of a Chrysler Town & Country! Thank you so much everybody! None of this would have been possible without all of you! Sunday we will no longer be accepting donations. Tony is extremely grateful for all of this. He also wants to simply say thank you. You've changed his life. You all are great!
Tonys new Chrysler Town & Country
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Hello everybody! This is Jason. I just wanted to say thank you to everybody who donated and shared! It truly is amazing how powerful we all can be when we come together! Tony is overwhelmed with joy! He is at a loss for words when I speak with him and update him. He is extremely grateful for all of this and all of you! As well as I! Tony will be purchasing a car on Friday! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone!
Tony is exploring the possibility of this Chrysler Town & Country!
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Jim Michaels
41 months ago

Too bad one of the local dealers hasnt stepped up to donate a vehicle,so yhis man can put it alltowards medical bills

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Lisa Cherry
41 months ago

Thank you to all of you who are donating and/or praying...Tony is a good person who just needed a hand up and never asked for a hand out. He is super smart but sometimes circumstances can get people down...thank you for helping my brother turn it all around!!

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Jenn Vallance Causbie
41 months ago

wow some of these comments are down right rude. I am sure, since this mans money goes to his wife's medical bills and her constant care - he will buy a dependable car and then some will go to his wife. Sure it's ok to question but to say what makes him better than the rest of us? How about the fact that everything goes to his sick wife and he has nothing. That says it all! Plus if you read some of the donation posts, people who know him personally are speaking for him as well. No Joe may not know all of his personal info but he sure knows how to find him & maybe he wants to surprise him with this money. Don't put this guy down. If you don't agree MOVE ON!! No one is making you donate. I sure hope he doesn't see your negative posts! Sure glad I don't know some of you grinches! I too have a family of 6 to support but I like MOST people don't look at this as "what makes him so special than the rest of us supporting a family" I am choosing this man as my Christmas donation this year. God bless you Tony & wife and Joe too! This is wonderful of you!

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Tony Berard
41 months ago

I want to thank all of you who have given!! I want you all to know I am not a fraud as what some are saying about me. It is being spoken about me that I was given 3 vehicles and didn't maintain them. The first vehicle was actually given back to my sister's daughter, and I was biking again. The second was again provided by this same sister, and it was a 1994 van with about 170,000 miles on it. After about 6 weeks, the transmission went out on it. Twenty one year old vehicles are not expected to last that long, and this one's time had come. I was back to biking. My dad stepped up with the third vehicle. It was a 1997 Ford van with 188,000 miles on it. Some kind of oil rupture happened to the engine after only a few weeks. The oil was just changed prior to me getting the vehicle, so I didn't break that one either. So, I was biking again when that terrible snow storm hit when Jason picked me up. Thank you Jason!!

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Carrie Lemons
41 months ago
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Couldnt find other go fund mes for this man... Shame on u ppl for getting all bent outta shape .. If you actually did find other pages ...why havent u provided proof? Ill share.. To get the word out to help this man...god bless u jason and tony!

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Joy DeSimpelaere
41 months ago
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This is just a thought....but does Tony want & need a vehicle worth $15k? My husband doesn't even drive one worth that. Maybe a $5-$7k vehicle and the rest to help him pay off the medical bills? I'd love to help if I know this would go toward a cheaper car AND medical bills.

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Michelle Roe
41 months ago
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Just remember to hit the share button! You may not be in the position to help financially but your share can do wonders as well. This is amazing to watch grow and I pray that enough is raised to get this man some transportation and to help him care for his wife. God bless ♡

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Johanna McCalvin
41 months ago
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Great job Jason stepping up and helping a complete stranger. All the negative Nancy's on here need to chill. Can't people see the good in things or must you always cast shadows on others good fortunes.

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Kat Gillespie
41 months ago
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Im absolutely appalled with the comments of what has to be the most miserable people on earth....just because God decided to bless this young man folk want to come on here and use his platform to promote your struggle while at the same time throwing shade! Maybe thats why your not blessed !! Learn to celebrate others and just maybe God's favor will shine upon you.... from the one trying to say he is a fraud to the miss im a single mother struggling! Get a life!!

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Lisa Paolucci
41 months ago
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Jason works for a local dealership. The owner of the dealership himself donated money on here. This is a legitimate gofundme. Please don't try and make a good thing out to be a negative.

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Kristyn Cross
41 months ago
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I think it is very sweet that this was started for this man, but with only one car ride, u was able to get all his personal info to be able to get this money to him? im only asking before i donated. ive done a go fund me before & i know i had to give them alot of information about myself to start it & to retrieve my money. im not against this in anyway & i would absolutely love to help out, i was just curious to know if all his info was given during one short car ride. u sometimes hear about people starting these funds & the money winds up in the pockets of someone else so please dont be upset by me asking this cause again, i am willing to help as well. ;)

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Michelle Lively
41 months ago
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Ive shared this on multiple mom2mom and garage sale sites! Fingers crossed! This is so wonderful...happy holidays!!

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Brooke Coyle
41 months ago
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For anyone speaking negatively about this man for him not being the only one out there struggling I don't think god would put this much money into someone's hands who truly doesn't deserve it. This is how god works and if you started being happy for other people no matter what your situation is that's when god starts blessing you!! You will be surprised what random person god puts in your path to change your life around when you humble yourself.........

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Christy Johnson
41 months ago
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I hope this helps and you have many blessings coming your way......God bless and wishing you and your wife a Merry Christmas and good health and happiness.....

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Tony Berard
41 months ago
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I can't get on the computer everyday, and sometimes it might be several days. But, I see the recent activity. Yes, I got the car!! So, you won't be seeing me anymore on M-59 on my bike. Currently, I have it in the van in case I run out of gas or something. There is a guy at my job at Meijer who lives farther away than I do from it, and he also bikes everyday. He does not bike on the side of the road, though, like I do. Instead, he bikes on the sidewalks and shoulders. In the winter, though, when the snow is plowed onto the sidewalks, Bill is forced to walk to work. Bill and I are in different departments and shifts. Jason told me some of the people wanted to donate their car to me, and he is going to try to hook Bill up with one of those. Jason is a great guy!!

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Laura DiClaudio
41 months ago
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Jason- true kindness!! Those doubting- there are many of us who can vouch for this story. We've been watching Tony ride for a while and it's fantastic Jason stepped up and got the ball rolling with a ride. This has been picked up by the news on Channel 7 (wxyz) and on Fox 2.

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Shelly Walker
41 months ago
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This is an amazing thing you are doing for this man and his wife. God Bless You! ♡♡♡

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Mariah Ybarra
41 months ago
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Man, I wish it was that easy for someone to start a gofundme all because I don't have a car. I walk to work also. Single mother also. Barely get paid anything. Smh. Let's hope he actually gets the money and uses it for a car since I've been hearing and seeing that this guy has another gofundme and is a fraud. There's other people out there that walk to work also. What makes him more special than the rest of us that are trying to provide for our family?

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Marissa Lynn
41 months ago
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I hope you get a car really soon- please know that we are all here for you! Be safe. God bless you.

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Rita Zolin
41 months ago
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I am in awe of you!! I am strapped financially, however I did share this with my friends. GOD bless you and your family!

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$16
Anonymous
41 months ago
JD
$50
John Susan DeAmicis
41 months ago

The grace and caring of this 20 year old took our breath away. Godspeed all.

$10
Anonymous
41 months ago
KC
$25
Kyle Cordiano
41 months ago

Good luck Tony. Glad to see you are going to be safe this winter.

LS
$10
Larry Simmons
41 months ago

Have a Happy Holiday Season, Tony!

$5
Anonymous
41 months ago
$20
Tina Tessadri
41 months ago

Best wishes to you and your family. Merry Christmas!

Jim Michaels
41 months ago

Too bad one of the local dealers hasnt stepped up to donate a vehicle,so yhis man can put it alltowards medical bills

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Lisa Cherry
41 months ago

Thank you to all of you who are donating and/or praying...Tony is a good person who just needed a hand up and never asked for a hand out. He is super smart but sometimes circumstances can get people down...thank you for helping my brother turn it all around!!

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Jenn Vallance Causbie
41 months ago

wow some of these comments are down right rude. I am sure, since this mans money goes to his wife's medical bills and her constant care - he will buy a dependable car and then some will go to his wife. Sure it's ok to question but to say what makes him better than the rest of us? How about the fact that everything goes to his sick wife and he has nothing. That says it all! Plus if you read some of the donation posts, people who know him personally are speaking for him as well. No Joe may not know all of his personal info but he sure knows how to find him & maybe he wants to surprise him with this money. Don't put this guy down. If you don't agree MOVE ON!! No one is making you donate. I sure hope he doesn't see your negative posts! Sure glad I don't know some of you grinches! I too have a family of 6 to support but I like MOST people don't look at this as "what makes him so special than the rest of us supporting a family" I am choosing this man as my Christmas donation this year. God bless you Tony & wife and Joe too! This is wonderful of you!

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Tony Berard
41 months ago

I want to thank all of you who have given!! I want you all to know I am not a fraud as what some are saying about me. It is being spoken about me that I was given 3 vehicles and didn't maintain them. The first vehicle was actually given back to my sister's daughter, and I was biking again. The second was again provided by this same sister, and it was a 1994 van with about 170,000 miles on it. After about 6 weeks, the transmission went out on it. Twenty one year old vehicles are not expected to last that long, and this one's time had come. I was back to biking. My dad stepped up with the third vehicle. It was a 1997 Ford van with 188,000 miles on it. Some kind of oil rupture happened to the engine after only a few weeks. The oil was just changed prior to me getting the vehicle, so I didn't break that one either. So, I was biking again when that terrible snow storm hit when Jason picked me up. Thank you Jason!!

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Carrie Lemons
41 months ago
9
9

Couldnt find other go fund mes for this man... Shame on u ppl for getting all bent outta shape .. If you actually did find other pages ...why havent u provided proof? Ill share.. To get the word out to help this man...god bless u jason and tony!

+ Read More
Joy DeSimpelaere
41 months ago
9
9

This is just a thought....but does Tony want & need a vehicle worth $15k? My husband doesn't even drive one worth that. Maybe a $5-$7k vehicle and the rest to help him pay off the medical bills? I'd love to help if I know this would go toward a cheaper car AND medical bills.

+ Read More
Michelle Roe
41 months ago
8
8

Just remember to hit the share button! You may not be in the position to help financially but your share can do wonders as well. This is amazing to watch grow and I pray that enough is raised to get this man some transportation and to help him care for his wife. God bless ♡

+ Read More
Johanna McCalvin
41 months ago
7
7

Great job Jason stepping up and helping a complete stranger. All the negative Nancy's on here need to chill. Can't people see the good in things or must you always cast shadows on others good fortunes.

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Kat Gillespie
41 months ago
5
5

Im absolutely appalled with the comments of what has to be the most miserable people on earth....just because God decided to bless this young man folk want to come on here and use his platform to promote your struggle while at the same time throwing shade! Maybe thats why your not blessed !! Learn to celebrate others and just maybe God's favor will shine upon you.... from the one trying to say he is a fraud to the miss im a single mother struggling! Get a life!!

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Lisa Paolucci
41 months ago
5
5

Jason works for a local dealership. The owner of the dealership himself donated money on here. This is a legitimate gofundme. Please don't try and make a good thing out to be a negative.

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Kristyn Cross
41 months ago
5
5

I think it is very sweet that this was started for this man, but with only one car ride, u was able to get all his personal info to be able to get this money to him? im only asking before i donated. ive done a go fund me before & i know i had to give them alot of information about myself to start it & to retrieve my money. im not against this in anyway & i would absolutely love to help out, i was just curious to know if all his info was given during one short car ride. u sometimes hear about people starting these funds & the money winds up in the pockets of someone else so please dont be upset by me asking this cause again, i am willing to help as well. ;)

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Michelle Lively
41 months ago
5
5

Ive shared this on multiple mom2mom and garage sale sites! Fingers crossed! This is so wonderful...happy holidays!!

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Brooke Coyle
41 months ago
4
4

For anyone speaking negatively about this man for him not being the only one out there struggling I don't think god would put this much money into someone's hands who truly doesn't deserve it. This is how god works and if you started being happy for other people no matter what your situation is that's when god starts blessing you!! You will be surprised what random person god puts in your path to change your life around when you humble yourself.........

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Christy Johnson
41 months ago
4
4

I hope this helps and you have many blessings coming your way......God bless and wishing you and your wife a Merry Christmas and good health and happiness.....

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Tony Berard
41 months ago
3
3

I can't get on the computer everyday, and sometimes it might be several days. But, I see the recent activity. Yes, I got the car!! So, you won't be seeing me anymore on M-59 on my bike. Currently, I have it in the van in case I run out of gas or something. There is a guy at my job at Meijer who lives farther away than I do from it, and he also bikes everyday. He does not bike on the side of the road, though, like I do. Instead, he bikes on the sidewalks and shoulders. In the winter, though, when the snow is plowed onto the sidewalks, Bill is forced to walk to work. Bill and I are in different departments and shifts. Jason told me some of the people wanted to donate their car to me, and he is going to try to hook Bill up with one of those. Jason is a great guy!!

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Laura DiClaudio
41 months ago
3
3

Jason- true kindness!! Those doubting- there are many of us who can vouch for this story. We've been watching Tony ride for a while and it's fantastic Jason stepped up and got the ball rolling with a ride. This has been picked up by the news on Channel 7 (wxyz) and on Fox 2.

+ Read More
Shelly Walker
41 months ago
3
3

This is an amazing thing you are doing for this man and his wife. God Bless You! ♡♡♡

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Mariah Ybarra
41 months ago
3
3

Man, I wish it was that easy for someone to start a gofundme all because I don't have a car. I walk to work also. Single mother also. Barely get paid anything. Smh. Let's hope he actually gets the money and uses it for a car since I've been hearing and seeing that this guy has another gofundme and is a fraud. There's other people out there that walk to work also. What makes him more special than the rest of us that are trying to provide for our family?

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Marissa Lynn
41 months ago
3
3

I hope you get a car really soon- please know that we are all here for you! Be safe. God bless you.

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Rita Zolin
41 months ago
3
3

I am in awe of you!! I am strapped financially, however I did share this with my friends. GOD bless you and your family!

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