Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Crash Inspires Business; Owner Says Town Is Now like Family

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Crash Inspires Business; Owner Says Town Is Now like Family

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Byline: Carlie Walker frasercoastchronicle.com.au

IF NOT for the crash that almost claimed her life, Samantha Kean believes she would never have had the courage to open her own business.

"If not for the accident, I wouldn't have taken the risk," she said.

Samantha and her family recently moved from Gatton to Burrum Heads and opened Tempt Me Cafe and Pizzeria in Maryborough.

Two years ago Samantha was clinging to life in a coma after a horror car crash in Lismore on Boxing Day.

She still has scars from the surgeries that saved her life, but she wears them with pride.

The customers who visit daily have quickly come to feel like family for Samantha and she said her five children and partner, Shane Webber, had been embraced by the community since they arrived.

The business has been open for six weeks and Samantha said she had been shocked with its popularity even in the short space of time.

"Extremely - very, very much," she said.

The business currently opens seven days from 8. …

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