Pizza delivery driver travels 225 miles to deliver pizza to man with cancer


A pizza delivery driver in Michigan made sure a man battling cancer was able to eat his favorite pizza — even if it meant driving 225 miles to get there!

Rich Morgan and his wife, Julie, used to go to Steve’s Pizza in Battle Creek, Michigan every weekend when they lived there.

“Whenever they got a paycheck they would go to Steve’s Pizza because they loved his pizza,” Julie’s dad David Dalke told WXMI.

The couple moved to Indianapolis 20 years ago, but Steve’s Pizza never faded from their memories. 

They had planned to take a trip back to Michigan when Rich was diagnosed with severe cancer.

As Rich was preparing to go into hospice, 18-year-old Dalton Shaffer was closing down the store when the phone rang.

It was Dalke on the other end. “He said that his family was thinking about coming up and grabbing pizza and things like that,” Shaffer said. “But due to the circumstances they weren’t able to do that.”

So, Shaffer offered to bring the pizza to them, after work.

While the Morgans were sleeping, Shaffer made a three hour trip to Indiana.

“And I went out to meet him around 2:30 [a.m.], he got out of his car and acted like he was delivering pizza, he said ‘Here’s your pizza!'” Dalke said. “He opened them up, ‘Here you go: pepperoni, pepperoni and mushroom.'”

“The family came up, gave me a hug and everything like that, and it was cool,” Shaffer said. “The expression on their faces and everything, was really cool.”

“Anybody that’s watching this… keep them in mind and pray for them,” Shaffer said. “And I hope the best for them and I hope the Lord brings them comfort.”

Not only was this Shaffer’s longest delivery, it was also his first. As it turns out, Steve’s Restaurant doesn’t deliver.

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