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Matthew

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Monterey Park, CA, United States / Services

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A loan helped fix my gas bench analyzer that will allow for me to test older vehicle models and expand my business opportunities.


Matthew's story

When my dad passed away in March 2016, I took a leave of absence from my first business, Fluff Ice to take over my dad’s business: KY Smog and Test Only. I didn't know anything about business when I started Fluff Ice, and before I became a Smog Inspector I didn't know anything about cars. But in both instances, I fell headfirst into in the deep-end but eventually swam up to the surface. In between juggling the feelings of agony that came with every setback possible that comes with dealing with a soulless government bureaucracy and taking care of my mom, there were many times when the road was dark, and many days when I just wanted to stay in bed and fast forward the days. April will mark my third full month of operating KY Smog Test Only and I’m happy to announce that I’m now back from my Fluff Ice sabbatical, closer to my mom than ever, and have found the inner peace that makes me excited to worship God each Sunday. I’ve begun to see each day as a blessing and an opportunity to impact the lives of those around me and with your help, I hope to be able to not only expand my business opportunities but also to be able to share my passion for music and writing with the world.