A special garage sale for a Lincoln man in need

Posted By: Reid Kilmer
rkilmer@klkntv.com

It may look like your typical garage sale from the street, but everything you find for sale doesn’t even belong to Brad Vifquian. 

It’s other people’s goods.

Larry Weyers who attended the garage sale said, "This is one of the most wonderful stories around this location I’ve seen in a long time.

I mean people are bringing stuff that they have in their own possession to sell for him and I think that’s just great."

The 53–year–old Vifquian, who is on Medicare, is hoping to get a heart transplant and raise enough money to help with his medical bills.

Vifquian said, "Because I would certainly like to see the grand-kids grow up and a new heart will get you 20–25 years."

So friends and strangers are pitching in their stuff to help. 

Most items were listed at 25 cents, a dollar or the best offer, but some found a different way to spend their money.

Weyers tells Channel 8 Eyewitness News, "I didn’t find anything but I did find one of the most important things in the garage, the donation jar!"

Although medical bills rise for the Lincoln man and Northeast graduate, his spirit remains high.

Vifquian said, "The city of Lincoln has just been wonderful to me the last couple days and it’s really great and heartwarming."

The garage sale is acting as the common–place for the community trying to save a man’s life.

The sale continues Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 6235 Gladstone Street.