Thomas Mitchell is a substitute school bus driver in Clarksville, Tennessee. Once he drove up to the house of DeSpain family and spotted a heartbreaking sight. A single mother of two, Verna DeSpain, was struggling to carry her handicapped 10-year-old daughter’s wheelchair down the porch. So he and his friends decided to do something about it – they gathered the necessary tools and materials (which were donated by local Lowe’s), and made the mother’s life much more easier by building a ramp for her daughter’s wheelchair. Keep up the good work, guys!
DeSpain, who had hurt her back from carrying her daughter down the narrow steps everyday, was beyond relieved.
“I’m very thankful and grateful,” she said. “It’s a major blessing. This is the best year my children and I have ever had.”
But to Mitchell, the pleasure was all his.
“Everybody should be helping out their neighbor, and so many people just drive by,” he said. “So many people comment, you know, that it’s such a great thing. I challenge them to do the same. There’s no greater feeling.”