A Corvette. A Lemon. And Lemonade.
Mike worked hard all his life to create the extraordinary lifestyle that he and his wife enjoyed, including a beautiful home on the Intracoastal Waterway and his brand new Corvette. But sometimes life gives you a lemon, and in Mike’s case, that’s just what his new Corvette was – a lemon. The car had an electrical problem, which the dealership acknowledged. They ordered Mike a new one, telling him to keep the lemon until the new Corvette arrived.
The next Friday night, with the car in the garage, Mike and his wife go out to dinner and return home, shocked to see the Mount Pleasant Fire Department putting out the blaze in the garage and part of his home. Still feeling both anger and numbness – with an uninhabitable house – they’re off to a hotel for the night.
At 3 a.m. intercoastal winds kick-into high gear, igniting hot embers in Mike’s garage that were not completely extinguished from the first fire. The house burned completely to the ground. They lost everything. Everything.
That same day, Ellen, a Frontline staff adjuster who already knew and worked with Mike, saw the disaster on the news. She met with Mike and his wife on Sunday, the next day. Ellen assured them that everything would be ok and handled a very bad situation with compassion and professionalism.
When Mike’s insurance agent called later to follow-up, Mike simply told him “Don’t worry about a thing, I’ve worked with Frontline before, so you know that I’m being well taken care of.”
Eventually, a lemon turned to lemonade. Mike and his wife were able to return to his extraordinary life – and his new Corvette – knowing that Frontline will always be there to protect his dreams.