Tom Mitchell, of Clarksville, TN, works on school buses and occasionally fills in to drive one. His route includes bringing a group of special needs children to their school.
Recently, he was filling in and noticed a wheel-chair bound little girl having trouble getting out of her house and onto the bus. Lydia’s mom, Verna Despain, said her daughter has seizures that have impeded her development. “Every day she would come out and struggle with this small little area and this aluminum ramp that didn’t go to the top step,” said Lydia’s mom. So, Mitchell decided to build her a brand new ramp!
He rounded up a few friends and together they’ve made Lydia’s life much easier. Mitchell said that Lydia and Verna were overjoyed. “It’s those little things that people take for granted,” Verna said. “And maybe I didn’t even realize my predicament, because I’m so used to doing it solo.”
Another example of a school bus driver giving back to those in need !!