Nerium: A Ripple Story from Jennifer

By January 25, 2013Brand Partners, Stories

Because Nerium is devoted to “Making People Better,” we launched The Nerium Ripple program, which challenges Independent Brand Partners to individually take responsibility and collectively change the world. Here’s a Ripple Story from Jennifer, a real Nerium Brand Partner who strives to create a better world by paying it forward:

beach1This is my first real Nerium Ripple story, and I’m excited to share itI’m excited to share my Nerium Ripple story – this will be the first of many! I was blessed to qualify for my Lexus car bonus in May. I am not married and already have two cars, so I held off claiming the bonus since I really didn’t need it. However, I recently decided to go ahead and accept the Lexus from Nerium and give my other vehicle to a family who needed it more.


Here is my story.

A family at my church just had their fifth child but have no car. The mother of the family, Misteye, is an aspiring evangelist. Her husband, Michael, is a minister and a tremendous gospel singer. He also works at Target and has been riding his bike to work for months up a huge hill. They never complain about anything and truly exemplify the meaning of the word “family.”

Michael is a wonderful husband and father. All the children in this family are mannerly, loving, and happy. I felt I needed to give them my 2012 Mazda CX-9. It’s leased until November 2014, so I decided I would pay for the insurance, payments, and maintenance for them until then.

After making up my mind, my best friend and I drove over and surprised them. Misteye told me she had been praying for a solution. As the new school year was rapidly approaching, she and Michael had even considered financing a car, knowing they could likely not afford the payments. They were overjoyed with their decision to hold off when I presented them with this gift.

The following night at church, Michael’s mother, Juliet, hugged me extra tight and told me she was about to dip into her 401(k) to help Michael and Misteye get a car. Such an expense would have put off her imminent retirement for a while.

Creating A Fantastic Ripple…

Thank you, Nerium International, for creating a fantastic ripple that blesses me and those I can reach out to in my own life!


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