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Florida Stranger Helps Recent Amputee Into House, Then Returns Next Day and Builds Him a Ramp
CRESTVIEW, Florida --
After spending days in
the hospital, Jennifer Austin was just happy to be heading home after
her husband Don underwent a partial leg amputation.
But as they
reached the front door, Don quickly realized he had not yet regained the
strength or balance he needed to hop up their front steps with his
crutches. Defeated, Don sat down on the front steps - and Jennifer
wasn't strong enough to help him back up.
They didn't know what
to do next, but then a stranger driving by saw them struggling and
circled back around. A man named Steve pulled up and asked if he could
help, then lifted Don up and helped him into the house and onto the
couch. Calling him an "angel," Jennifer was stunned by his random act of
"I hope he realizes how much his thoughtful act is
appreciated. He was a hero today, and we are so grateful that he was
willing to stop and take the time to help people he has never met
before," she wrote on Facebook.
But Steve Smith's work wasn't done
yet. As it turns out, he was a welder, too. He returned to their house
the next day - with some extra hands - and built a wheelchair ramp to
the Austin's front door.http://6abc.com/society/man-helps-amputee-up-stairs-then-returns-to-build-ramp/1842786/