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Caring store manager gets a High 5 for helping employee

Caring store manager gets a High 5 for helping employee

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Brooke Walker reportingWhen Utah resident Jaren Gordon was diagnosed with a terminal brain disease in 2006, his life changed dramatically.

With that diagnosis came mounting medical bills. Despite his unreliable health, Jaren still wanted to help provide for his wife and three kids. Jaren also faced plenty of doctors' visits, which required plenty of time off. A very caring and understanding manager at Jaren's workplace made that possible.

Some days are better than others, but through it all the Gordon family says manager James Hoffman at the Reams store in West Jordan has been caring, understanding and sensitive toward the situation. Jaren's wife, Jamie Gordon, nominated Hoffman for a High 5.

Caring store manager gets a High 5 for helping employee

Jaren said, "He's been making it a lot easier, being able to give me some time off for doctor's appointments. He really has made it a lot easier."

We surprised Hoffman with a High 5 this morning.

He said, "Jaren and his family are fantastic. I'm hoping more people are patient with him and will help him out."

If you would like to nominate someone for a High 5, see the link on this page.

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