Four years ago, another emotional storm struck when Jean was told she had a liver disease.
"I was diagnosed as terminally ill in 2009," Jean said. "Doctors said I had two weeks to six months to live. I've never tasted alcohol. They said it was hereditary."
During the hurdles of life, she leans on her faith.
"The Lord has his reasons," she said. "He knows what is best for us."
She makes regular trips to the Cleveland Clinic for treatment and also takes medication and remains on a special diet. "I'm in stage four. I don't have energy but I'm doing fine. The arthritis in my knees hurts worse."
Following her diagnosis in 2009, the Corvette was sold to a man in North Carolina. Each time she walked through the garage, her heart ached a little to see it was no longer there.
Recently, the telephone rang and a woman said the man who purchased the car had passed away. She was his sister and had inherited the Corvette. She said she could use some money and asked if the Sansons would be interested in buying it back.
Jean, 72, and Richard, 73, talked it over. She learned he also had missed the car terribly.
Jean called the woman back. "I said, 'I want it.' "
On Monday, the car was back in St. Albans.
"I'll drive it every day," Jean said. "I drove wreckers for 30 years. I enjoy driving. I've driven tractor-trailers and big and small wreckers. I didn't think I'd ever see that car again. It was the most wonderful feeling."