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Posted: May 15, 2017

75-year-old woman fired from job after 50 years, son takes her on adventure of a lifetime


By Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

Being fired from a job is not something many can easily bounce back from, especially if the person who was let go is older than many in the current workforce.

Rebecca Danigelis, 75, was fired recently from a job she had worked for 50 years, ABC News reported

Danigelis was a hotel housekeeper since she immigrated to the U.S. in 1968. 

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She was devastated when she got the news, so that’s when her son Sian-Pierre Regis jumped into action, taking her on a trip to cross off items on her bucket list. They were things Danigelis was not able to do because she was working.

Cruisin' #PlayingHooky #onedown #JoinedInstagram

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Some of the adventures included joining Instagram, going skydiving and visiting her sister’s grave for the first time.

She also wanted to learn how to dance hip-hop, ABC News reported.

Danigelis and Regis are posting videos to her Instagram account and her son is making a movie about their adventures. 

Sian-Pierre had to add this video of our film trailer. Not technical at all! Thank you for all your support.

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Regis set up a Kickstarter to help fund the documentary film. He had set a goal of $50,000, and met the goal on Mother’s Day according to the fundraising page.


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