Aurora auto spa owner donates van to couple with quadruplets

Posted on: 11:36 pm, October 10, 2012, by , updated on: 01:16pm, October 13, 2012

The Adams quadruplets, born Aug. 26, 2012 in Aurora, Colo.

The Adams quadruplets, born Aug. 26, 2012 in Aurora, Colo.

AURORA, Colo. — Wyatt Adams has been in the intensive care unit at University Hospital in Aurora ever since he was born August 26. 

He gets to go home this week. That’s not a problem for his parents, Andy and Ashley Adams.

But getting his three sisters home is another story. The military couple found out they were pregnant with quadruplets at the first ultrasound.

Then, Ashley found out she had thyroid cancer. But the necessary surgery had to wait until after the babies were born. 

Everyone is doing fine now and the three sisters should be able to go home in a couple of weeks.

But Andy says they don’t have a car big enough to carry all the babies at the same time.  He says, “I was worried about having to leave work every time we had to take the kids somewhere. Her taking two and me taking two and just convoy everywhere.” 

Enter Mishell Shasteen, whose family owns Auto Spa Express of Southlands.

She heard the Adams’ story and decided to help out. Auto Spa Express is raising money and the Shasteen family is making big donations to buy a van for the Adams. 

Shasteen says, “Our family is givers. We know what it feels like to need something and we know we can help them. Let’s just jump out there and get this done.”

Wednesday, she told the young couple they would be buying the van October 24 and giving it to them. She says their customers are pitching in, too.  Andy says, “It’s just fantastic. I was speechless when I got told. It’s just amazing.” 

Valerie Farrar, with the Help Heal the Children organization is donating four car seats, too.

You can help out by going to the website www.autospaexpress.com.