Roy Casey, 80, sits in the limousine that took him and members of his family to dinner at Park Ave restaurant in Stanton on Dec. 29. The trip was a holiday gift from the Mesa Verde Post Acute Care Center in Costa Mesa, where Casey was recovering from a back injury.
In October, Paul Casey, an English professor at Los Angeles City College and Occidental College in Los Angeles, was killed in a motorcycle accident. The loss took a toll on his father, Roy, 80, whose misfortune was compounded days later, when he suffered a fall at his Seal Beach home, re-aggravating a back injury.
The fall sent him to a hospital, then the Mesa Verde Post Acute Care Center in Costa Mesa, where he stayed nearly two months, starting in early November.
While there, he wasn't sure how much Christmas shopping he could do for his family.
Little did he know that the center was planning a grand gift for him — a limousine ride and dinner at Park Ave restaurant in Stanton for him and his family.
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