Chick-Fil-A honors former employee

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FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Chick-Fil-A at U.S. 41 and Daniels Parkway in Fort Myers is honoring one of their own who passed away last year after a battle with cancer.

Wendy Kay, got her first job at the Fort Myers Chick-Fil-A when she was just 15 and quickly grew to be one the most loved employees at the store. Always bringing a smile and energy to the job, customers and other staff members all adored working with her as she quickly gained a second family.

Kay left the restaurant when she was 19 to pursue another career but returned to the local Chick-Fil-A periodically to work part-time and see the people that had grown to know her so well.

In August 2011, she was diagnosed at 24 with osteosarcoma, a form of pediatric cancer. Kay battled for three years but unfortunately passed away in 2014.

To honor Kay, the staff at her former Chick-Fil-A are once again throwing “Wendy Kay Day,” to celebrate her and help raise money for the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, supporting the pediatric oncology unit.

The Chick-Fil-A where Kay worked, will donate 20 percent of all sales to the children’s hospital on Tuesday, September 15 as well as collect in-kind donations throughout the entire day. Anyone from the community is encouraged to stop by, meet Wendy’s family, friends and colleagues, as they remember her life and work to help others.

The Chick-Fil-A is located at 13610 S Tamiami Trail in Fort Myers and open until 10 p.m.

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