A disabled man in Bolingbroke has new wheels thanks to a few good Samaritans in Macon. Jesse Faust says his wheelchair was never the same after a car hit him, making it difficult for him to walk his dog. But with a wheeled donation and a little sweat, Jesse and his pooch will have those long walks again.
A motorized chair was donated by Pamela Shivers and five football players from First Presbyterian Day School helped move and deliver the chair from Macon to Bolingbroke.
Shivers said she first heard of Faust's story in the newspaper and it touched her.
"He doesn't have any family here and all he has is his dog Lady and to find out that he had been hit by a car you know and it damaged his chair," said Shivers. " I knew someone who had a chair that wasn't being utilized and that was my parents."
The chair weighed around 180 pounds, but the FPD players said they were glad to tackle the challenge.
"We all used teamwork like we do so we use teamwork on the field and we use teamwork outside of school too so it wasn't that heavy as a team," said Kam Hunter, a senior at FPD.
Faust zipped around in his new chair with joy and gratitude for those who helped him.
"All these people coming together I thank god for all of them and I thank god to have a friend out there somewhere," said Faust.