Tow truck drivers give surprise gift to fellow driver

Tow truck drivers give surprise gift to fellow driver beaten in attack

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All of the companies donated money for a special gift for Ron Gandy and his son, Jordan. The gift was a surprise to Ron when they all showed up at his home. All of the companies donated money for a special gift for Ron Gandy and his son, Jordan. The gift was a surprise to Ron when they all showed up at his home.
"He's in the same business as we are," said Chad Smith of Fountain City Wrecker Service. "We felt like it was an appropriate thing to do at Christmas because he has no way of making any income." "He's in the same business as we are," said Chad Smith of Fountain City Wrecker Service. "We felt like it was an appropriate thing to do at Christmas because he has no way of making any income."
"It means a lot more than they will ever know or believe," Jordan Gandy said. "It's really made our Christmas and it's really helped out with everything." "It means a lot more than they will ever know or believe," Jordan Gandy said. "It's really made our Christmas and it's really helped out with everything."

By JOSH AULT
6 News Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A Knoxville tow truck driver who was brutally beaten while on the job received a Christmas surprise on Friday.

Ron Gandy was towing a vehicle in September at Pleasant Terrace Apartments when he was attacked from behind. He received almost forty blows to the head, and spent three months in the hospital.

On Friday, other tow truck companies in the area came together to present Gandy with an early Christmas gift.

A dozen companies came together at Fountain City Wrecker Services to give back to one of their own.

"He's in the same business as we are," said Chad Smith of Fountain City Wrecker Service. "We felt like it was an appropriate thing to do at Christmas because he has no way of making any income."

"We just try to stick together and we figure if it happens to one of us, it would be nice if everybody would do it for us," said Jeremy Grosam, owner of Grosam EZ Tow.

All of the companies donated money to Ron Gandy and his son, Jordan. The gift was a surprise to Ron when they all showed up at his home.

"I got on Facebook and I posted. We all worked together pretty successfully to come out here and give you something to have a better Christmas with," Smith said to Gandy as he presented the gift.

"I love every one of them, all of them," Gandy said. "You couldn't ask for a better bunch of guys."

"It means a lot more than they will ever know or believe," Jordan Gandy said. "It's really made our Christmas and it's really helped out with everything."

Ron is still doing physical therapy three times a week and still has a long way to go. He won't be able to run his tow truck company anymore.

He says he's grateful the guys haven't forgotten him and appreciates their act of kindness.

"We wish the best for you," Grosam said. "We all pray for you."

22-year-old Tycorrian Taylor was arrested for beating Ron Gandy. He has been charged with attempted murder and is scheduled to be in court in April.

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