A Promise Fulfilled

You may all remember my post from a few month’s ago called, “Can I Offer You a Kidney”. For those not familiar with it, here is the link:

Sometimes people say things they will do, as a kind gesture. Even if they never follow through, the fact that they offered is a lot to be thankful for. Freddy DID follow through.

Freddy and his wife, Chaquira, made the trip from New Jersey to fulfill the promise he made to us. This was after he worked in his shop all day, until 8:30pm. They left New Jersey at 9:30pm. They drove all night and arrived here, in Virginia, at 5:00am. They slept for a few hours and then he texted me saying he would be here when I wanted, because his day was dedicated to us.

When they got here, Jason gave them a tour of our new home. Then, Freddy got down to business. Even though the venue changed and he was cutting Michael’s hair in my backyard, nothing else changed. There were lots of laughs. Michael made sure to remind Freddy to not cut his ears off. That is a reminder Freddy gets every time from Michael, from day one. And he sat, as he has from their first meeting and let Freddy cut his hair.




Of course, no cut with Freddy would be complete without a spray paint of color. That is Michael’s favorite part, and Freddy didn’t disappoint. Jordan also got into the act this time as well. ORANGE HAIR FOR ALL!!


Freddy said something a few weeks back on one of my Facebook posts that really hit home with me. Freddy, I hope you don’t mind, but I am sharing it here.

He said:
“Some clients are clients, some clients become friends, some clients become family. I thank God I had the opportunity to meet Joan Leigh Flores and her family and gratefully consider them part of mine.”

Freddy..my friend..my family, I have said it before. No words can properly express my gratitude for what you have done. You are one of kind, you are generous, you are amazing and I I am forever grateful that our paths crossed.


Comments on: "A Promise Fulfilled" (6)

  1. spikes_mom said:

    Can you send Freddy to New Mexico? My 23 YO son with autism LOATHES haircuts! He let me cut it last week after a lapse of SEVEN months! He has never been to a barber.

  2. […] words can properly express my gratitude," Michael's mother wrote on her blog, This Ausome Family. "You are one of kind, you are generous, you are amazing and I am forever grateful […]

  3. What a humble young man! I truly believe God has perfect timing. This story brought so much joy to my heart that I can’t find the right words to say! Thank you for sharing! God bless everyone of you!

  4. Such a great story! So happy to hear someone going way out of their way to make things easier for you and your son. We’ve invented the Calming Clipper, a hair cutting kit for people with ASD or sensory sensitivity. Our goal is for all hairdressers and barbers to have one on hand so they can better serve autistic people who come in. We’d like Freddy to have a complimentary Calming Clipper. Would you please send us the address of his business so we can get one to him? Thanks again for this story! – Michael, hello@calmingclipper.com

  5. Where can i find him for my twins? I live in NJ

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