Growing up the son of a single mother, Teddy Trainor watched his mom struggle to make ends meet. Sometimes working three jobs, she somehow managed to provide Teddy with his needs and some wants. One thing they never ran short of was love.
As a grown man who concentrated on his career in the entertainment industry, supplementing his income in auto sales, Teddy showed the same love and devotion to his two beautiful daughters. It wasn’t always easy, because Teddy lives with Crohn’s disease. Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It causes inflammation of your digestive tract, which can lead to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss and malnutrition. Inflammation caused by Crohn’s disease can involve different areas of the digestive tract in different people.
Teddy’s beautiful mother Debra was waging her own health battle against COPD. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. Symptoms include breathing difficulty, cough, mucus (sputum) production and wheezing. It’s caused by long-term exposure to irritating gases or particulate matter, most often from cigarette smoke. People with COPD are at increased risk of developing heart disease, lung cancer and a variety of other conditions.
In February of this year, Debra lost her battle with COPD. As Teddy and his family and friends gathered to say goodbye in her hospital room, Debra uttered her last words to Teddy. She asked him to help single mothers. She stated that, “You are the perfect person for the job.”
In a few short weeks, Teddy has organized a movement that is gaining momentum. He works for Fayetteville Kia Auto Mall in North Carolina. The dealership has opened the trunks of cars on the showroom floor and accepts donations for the local women’s shelter daily. Customers, friends, and fans of Teddy’s drop off personal hygiene items, shoes, coats, purses, etc for the ladies. Teddy doesn’t just drop them off at the Hope Ministries Shelter. He goes down there for hours after work.
”I just want to give them a voice.”
Teddy is providing job counseling, working on their self esteem, continuing education, housing information, and even paints their fingernails! He has also brought a very special guest by for a visit with the ladies, his dog Bella.
Teddy is also a motivational speaker who works with churches and will soon begin working with Let’s Make it Happen to improve the lives of disadvantaged youth. On Sundays he helps feed the homeless.
If you’d like to join in and help fulfill #DebrasPromise, please ship or drop off supplies or donations to Fayetteville Kia 2012 Skibo Rd. Fayetteville, NC 28314 p:1(844) 332-5011. Attention Teddy Trainor, notate that you heard about it on MS & Me.
Don’t miss Teddy’s Go Lives on Facebook with his co-worker Joe Davis as they do “test drive” karaoke at the dealership called The Prescription Daily Dose Show. They share music, updates on the movement, and an inspirational message! Check out Teddy’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Theodore-Trainor-aka-Teddy-P-253233231968210/