Fifty years separate the two friends, Collin and Ernest, but together these two have managed to accomplish the miraculous after Colin was involved in a horrific car accident as a teen, and was paralyzed from the chest down.
Ernest, who’d recently retired as an engineer, heard about the accident through his church and felt what he described as “a calling” to help the teenager, whom he’d never met, though they attended the same church.
He called Smith’s family and offered his services to the young athlete’s overwhelmed, working parents. But, wait…
The extent of his “services” would inspire awe in anyone who noticed that Ernest arrives at the house every day before dawn to get the boy ready for college, putting in 12 hours a day at his side, and coming back the next morning.
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