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Those who know Bryan Armstrong are likely aware of three aspects of his life. He knows the car business and is always willing to share that knowledge with others. He is a true innovator in the industry who brings everything he has to the table. Lastly, he is a truly giving individual, adopting children in need and following a Biblical path through his life.
What you may not know about him is that his wife, Tamarra, desperately needs to go to the Mayo clinic. Her life depends on it.
Bryan told me all about her. "Tamarra is truly an example of the fact that you should never judge a book by its cover. you would never believe that this hundred pound lady can move mountains through sheer willpower."
This is where the ADM community comes in. Jessica Richardson, who works with Bryan, has set up a GoFundMe that is raising money to get Tamarra the treatment she needs. Please go there now and donate.
"I am in awe of the contacts Bryan has in the auto and marketing industry and the connections he has made and seeing the interactions he has with everyone," she said. "Now to see that all come in to play and have them be a support to him is, well, it makes me feel extra lucky to work for and with Bryan."
Every bit helps. If you can donate $5, please do so. If you can afford more, we would greatly appreciate it. This is a crucial time for the Armstrong family and we are asking the automotive industry to step up.
"Watching the group of people who make up #AutoFam come together with such passion for a cause, not only gives me goose bumps, but inspires me to tears!" said Nancy Simmons who is working with Christine Robertson on the #CARSTRONG Facebook group. "When a brother and sister are in need, Auto Family responds!"
If you work for a dealership or a vendor, I also ask that you bring it to the attention of the company itself. We have seen several vendors and dealership owners help the Armstrongs in their cause. This is a plea to get involved and do the right thing as an industry. It's the individuals that make the car business so strong. With your help, the goal will be met and the next steps can begin.
"Men and women who call dealerships, and dealer partner companies, home are some of the best people I’ve had the pleasure to know," said Robertson. "Imagine if we could harness the collective talent and drive of all you automotive rock stars and re-direct even a portion of it towards doing more good, helping more people, enhancing the lives of those who need it."
She continued, "What would our legacy be then? Success, in the business sense, would be a pale second to the legacy of love we are capable of starting right now. What would that look like? Let’s find out! Show me how you #CARSTRONG.”