Cleveland Heights resident, Sommer Saddler, received a free furnace installation including all materials and labor courtesy of Verne & Ellsworth Hann Inc.
Sommer is a registered nurse and has worked for the Cleveland Clinic for the past 16 years. Her passion is to care for others while dealing with her own health issues. Sommer was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2017. “Everyday is a struggle but I have to get myself together to care for my patients,” said Sommer. “For a long time I hid my MS so people wouldn’t feel sorry for me. I have learned to accept my diagnosis even though it has changed my lifestyle and financial situation.” Sommer was working a lot of hours which was taking a toll on her. Having to work less hours has caused a financial strain. “You can’t give up,” said Sommer. “Life happens. We have no control of that, but we have the ability, will, and faith to keep going.”
Sommer’s mother lives with her and has health issues of her own. The furnace in their home is old and unreliable. Sommer has had several problems with the furnace over the years. Her and her mother also worry about the air quality in their home due to the outdated furnace.
Sommer and her mother were at home when co-owner of Verne & Ellsworth Hann, Chris Hann, called to give her the good news. “When Chris told me I had won the free furnace, my mother and I screamed!” said Sommer. “This has relieved so much stress and is once less factor I have to worry about.” Sommer continued, “Chris was so attentive and personable. He is awesome! We continue to say that we just cannot believe we won!”
Chris Hann said, “Our Helping Hann free furnace giveaway is really the highlight of our year. The fact that Sommer is a nurse during these uncertain times, makes her a very deserving winner.” Chris continued, “Our company looks forward to continuing our Helping Hann tradition and giving back to the community.”