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Kirkland businesses serve customer in time of need | Letter

(Left) Brady Williams of Eye Candy does Ashley Trenner’s eyelashes while Eye Candy owner Jaymie Larson looks on. A bartender known for her glamour, Trenner has metastatic melanoma.  - Contributed by Karen Trenner
(Left) Brady Williams of Eye Candy does Ashley Trenner’s eyelashes while Eye Candy owner Jaymie Larson looks on. A bartender known for her glamour, Trenner has metastatic melanoma.
— image credit: Contributed by Karen Trenner

It is written, “Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted,” and two Kirkland businesses brought comfort for my daughter, Ashley, who has metastatic melanoma and who has little time left on earth.

Many know Ashley, who has been a bartender at Pub 85 for nearly 10 years, and who is also known for her glamour, her eyelashes and her pink nails in particular. Since she has been hospitalized she has not had the opportunity to frequent these services.

As a mom I want her to look as good as she can as long as she is with us and so does she. I went to her nail salon, Top Nails, next to Pub 85 and I asked the owner, Lisa Vo, if she would come to my house to do Ashley’s nails and toes.

Lisa immediately said yes and then I asked her when. She said, “Now.” Wow, now that’s customer service! Lisa said, “This is the first time I ever did anything like this.”

The next day Brady Williams from Eye Candy came to our house to do Ashley’s eyelashes as well as owners  Jaymie Larson and Athena Nazarian.

It brings tears to my eyes to have these ladies leave their place of business and go out of their way to serve their customer in a time of need. Blessed are we in Kirkland to have businesses like Top Nails and Eye Candy who truly care for their customers!

Karen Trenner, Kirkland

 

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