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Yes, Sometimes people just do the right thing August 5, 2007

Posted by Jim Satterfield in The Positives.

The Kansas City Star has a great feel-good story in today’s paper right on the front page. In Drexel Missouri the Irbys were a fairly typical family. But then Shannon, a stay at home mom was diagnosed with a particularly nasty form of cancer. In the 100 days that she was out of town for treatment the town got together, razed the family’s almost 100 year old 2 bedroom home and built a new one from scratch. I particularly enjoyed the part where a contractor asked to help build a crawlspace for them refused to do so. In his opinion nothing less than a full basement would do and he proceeded to contribute his company’s labor and a concrete company contributed the materials. This wasn’t done for a television show (Though I’m not about to criticize that show given the good they’ve done.) it was just a town doing something amazing for their own. I stand in awe of them.



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