• Buckhead bakery owner, Rams fan surprised with Super Bowl LIII tickets on GMA

    By: Berndt Petersen

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    A Buckhead bakery owner received the surprise of a lifetime when she was presented with four tickets to Super Bowl LIII.

    Shawn Brown received the tickets from "Good Morning America" on Channel 2 Action News Friday morning. 

    "I'm just so honored, happy, and blessed.  I can't believe they'd go through all this for me," Brown told Channel 2's Berndt Petersen.


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    Brown's life has been one of great loss. A drunken driver caused a crash that killed her infant son 25 years ago. Brown barely survived the crash and she later moved to Atlanta, where she opened Cheesecaked Creamery & Cafe.

    "It's a big deal to my mom.  She's always tried to be successful in life, and she finally got her chance," her son Meritt McIver said. 

    "Getting to know her and her family has touched me.  She and I will be friends for life," GMA reporter Taylor Beherndt said.

    Brown told Petersen that her true happiness is making other people happy. 

    "Because it's so hard out there.  Life can be challenging.  So just that moment when we take them a cheesecake or milkshake and they go, oh!" she said.

    Brown, a Los Angeles native, revealed she has never even been to an NFL game before. She plans on taking her three children to Mercedes-Benz Stadium with her to cheer on the Rams. 

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