WENATCHEE, Wash. (Feb. 1, 2017) – On Friday Feb. 3, 2017, Dutch BrosWenatchee Valley is rallying with its community to support Erik Rodriguez by donating proceeds from the day to help offset medical expenses.
22-year-old Erik Rodriguez was diagnosed with heart disease in November of 2016 and underwent a heart transplant on Jan. 27, 2017. After complications, the young man is in recovery with hopes for a normal life. Erik’s brother, Ivan, works as a manager for Dutch Bros Wenatchee Valley.
“We have known the Rodriguez family for many years, and they have been so incredibly kind and generous with our Dutch Bros family. It pains us to witness such a frightening time, for people so dear to our heart,” said local owners Jimmy and Danielle Crocker. “We know how expensive this process has been and we are hopeful Erik will make a complete recovery! We are so grateful for the medical teams that have been able to provide such excellent care. ”
On Friday, all Dutch Bros Wenatchee Valley locations will donate proceeds from the day’s sales to support Erik Rodriguez. The funds raised will help offset medical expenses.
“We believe in our community, and are in awe how they consistently surround those in need with love and support,” said the Crockers. “The Rodriguez family needs us now, and we are excited to have a day that honors Erik, that may provide this special family with peace.”