Car to a mama in need

Madison Erhardt

A Kelowna mom received an unexpected Valentine's Day gift, Wednesday.

Mamas for Mamas and Paragon Motors presented the keys to her own car to Roxanne Koscieiny.

Koscieiny is a single mother of two who recently lost her eldest son of 18 years.

A few years ago, she suffered three strokes and has had numerous complications since, leaving her struggling financially.

The young mom lives 20 minutes outside of Vernon and found getting around particularly difficult – until today. 

"We heard her story and had to do something to give her a hand," said Shannon Christensen of Mamas for Mamas. "This 2002 Saturn that she was given today will help her get around with her kids."

A grateful Koscieiny said: "I've been a single mom for a very long time. It just gives me that little extra to be able to drive my kids around and take them places."

The presentation was made extra special with the release of balloons in honour of her late son. 

"I feel like he is watching over us and he is here right now," Koscieiny added. 

The car was supplied by House of Rose Winery. The parts by McGrath Auto Supply.

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