Celebrating Kayla Hamlin - Kent Elastomer Products

The Perseverance and Bravery of Kayla Hamlin

We are happy to share about the perseverance and bravery of our very own Kayla Hamlin! Many KEP employees know and love Kayla, but what they might not know is that she just recently received a driver’s license for the first time. Previously to obtaining a license, she got a ride from friends or family to and from work. Often, it was her mother that was driving her. A little over a year ago, her mom was taking her to work and they were in a car accident. Tragically, her mother did not survive. 

Understandably, in the aftermath of this accident, Kayla swore she would never attempt to drive again. We completely understood her hesitancy and did what we could to support her. But flash forward to one year later, Kayla is now living with retired KEP employee Brenda Carrick who took the time to teach her to drive! Kayla officially earned her driver’s license last month, on November 18th. When it was announced in the shop, we all cheered!  

We are extremely proud of Kayla’s courage and determination. When she had every reason to say “no” to the difficult idea of driving, she faced the challenge head-on with bravery. Every time we witness Kayla driving to and from work, we all smile – knowing she worked hard to get here.

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