Steeds Collision surprises woman with new car in Biloxi

The team at Steeds Collision helped spread some Christmas joy by surprising one woman with some new wheels.

James Steed, along with several partners, surprised 34-year-old Rachel Ellis with a white 2013 Toyota Corolla at his shop.

Ellis lost her hearing when she was a baby and had a difficult path growing up. Ellis is originally from Melbourne, Florida but moved to Mississippi to study at MSU.

Prior to this, her most recent car was from 1998 and was nearing its end.

Ellis had no idea of the surprise when she walked inside of the store and could not believed it was all for her. “I feel very thankful and blessed, and I hope that everyone has the same feeling during the holidays because that’s what it’s about.”

Steed said, “Something that can be very minor to one person can be very major to somebody else, you know? And I hope it inspires other to be more giving and caring and compassionate towards other people.”

The team also surprised Ellis with six months of paid insurance as well as gift cards for gas and other commodities.

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