To take his mother on the holiday of her desires, Dustin Vitale wanted to lift $10,000 to be able to fly all 14 of his instant members of the family to Egypt, and the Philadelphia center college instructor got here up with an thought that may make his hometown proud.
Final 12 months, Dustin’s mom, Gloria, was recognized with terminal bladder most cancers. Dustin knew how a lot she wished to see the pyramids, and figured if he may make cheesesteaks and promote them to family and friends, he’d increase sufficient cash to get his mom and their household to Egypt. His mother offered her tried and true recipe, and Dustin started working whipping up cheesesteaks and fries.
It wasn’t lengthy earlier than phrase unfold about Dustin’s scrumptious cheesesteaks and the explanation behind his new enterprise, and folks quickly lined up exterior his home to choose up an order. When a meals truck operator realized that Dustin was doing all of this from his residence kitchen, he provided his companies. After six weeks, Dustin raised $18,000.
Their journey is deliberate for later this 12 months, and Gloria told CBS News that the love being proven to her is “overwhelming.” For Dustin, it did not matter the place his mom wished to go — he would take her anyplace. “If she would have requested to go to the moon, I might have made that occur as effectively,” he mentioned. Catherine Garcia