BEDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Dalton Shaffer isn't the type of guy who wants to be in the spotlight, but people tend to notice something like driving to another state to deliver a pizza.
"Originally, I wanted to keep it quiet, but I hope it can inspire people to do the right thing," Shaffer said.
Rich Morgan and his wife Julie had planned to drive from their home in Indianapolis to metro Battle Creek to visit the pizza joint Shaffer works at, Steve's Pizza. The couple, who lived in Battle Creek for over two decades, were going to take a trip down memory lane and celebrate Julie Morgan's 56th birthday. Then tragedy struck.
"Instead of getting in the car and going to Battle Creek, we wound up going to the ER, to the hospital, and Rich's cancer had returned," Julie Morgan's father David Dalke told 24 Hour News 8 over the phone Wednesday.
The trip was canceled and Rich Morgan was placed in hospice care. He was given just days to live.