CHANDLER (3TV/CBS 5) - Betty Hill has an assortment of health problems, including diabetes and high blood pressure.

Riding her bike to work is no longer an option.

"When you get in the heat, even with diabetes, it can really take a toll on you," said Hill. "You can pass out, or even have a stroke with high blood pressure."

Hill worried she may have to quit her job, which she badly needs to pay the bills.

But then a co-worker, Judie Eastburn, volunteered to take Hill to work and bring her home four days a week.

"I went to her and I said if you truly don't mind picking me up, I would be happy to pay you," said Hill. "She said I'll pick you up, but you won't pay me."

For the past several months, Eastburn has made sure Hill gets to work on time, even though Hill lives across town.

Hill is extremely grateful, so she reached out to CBS 5 to Pay It Forward to her designated driver.

"I think God puts people in your life, and puts people in front of you," said Eastburn. "There are things you need to do, and you don't even think about it -- you just do the right thing."

Hill surprised Eastburn before work one day and gave her $500.

"I kept thinking what can I do for Judie, what can I do for Judie, and I saw this on TV," said Hill "One day I thought I'm gonna try that, so I reached out to Channel 5 and told them about you. I told them what you did for me, and they have given me this to give to you as a way to Pay It Forward. Here is $500."

"It's a way to say thank you and let her know how much I appreciate what she does for me," said Hill.

Jason Barry is best known for his Dirty Dining Report which airs Fridays at 6:30 p.m. on CBS 5.  He is also the storyteller behind CBS 5's Pay It Forward which airs every Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
 
 


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Jason Barry is a nine-time Rocky Mountain Emmy Award winner who is best known for his weekly Dirty Dining reports highlighting local restaurants with major health code violations.

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