Local business owners hoping for a second chance

Local business owners hoping for a second chance
Jim and Lori at Dobro Jesti

By Sheila Phibbs

The Haldimand Press

CALEDONIA—Jim Godina believes in second chances – he had one almost 20 years ago following an accident that almost left him paralyzed. After a long recovery, he and his wife Lori ventured into food service, opening the Dobro Jesti food truck. The business would expand to include venues at local arenas, but recent challenges have Jim and Lori in need of another second chance, this time for Dobro Jesti.

Jim was driving to work in Dunnville in December 2004 when his accident occurred. With a broken back and injured spinal cord, he was told he wouldn’t walk again, but two weeks later he moved the big toe on his right leg. He recalls thinking, “I knew that I might get a second chance.”

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