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Kindhearted Amputee Buys New Bicycle for Taco Bell Employee After His Was Stolen from Work

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When an item is special to you, you couldn’t imagine life without it.

This could be a book, a pet or, in the case of 12-year-old Adara Ledet, a tricycle.

Adara has a condition called pachygyria, making her struggle with several disabilities.

Her custom tricycle was designed specifically for her, with a seatbelt, custom license plate and three wheels with a string so it can’t tip.

When the family realized the tricycle was stolen, they reported it. After police investigations, a good citizen came forward and returned the bike after finding it.

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ABC10 News reported a similar incident of a bicycle getting stolen.

Austyn Daniels, a Taco Bell employee on Sunrise Boulevard in Citrus Heights, California, had his bike stolen one day while he was working.

This bike was Daniels’ only means of transportation to and from work, so his co-workers knew how important it was to him.

A co-worker wrote a post in a Facebook group called “Citrus Heights Crime Watch” with details of the stolen bike in hopes that someone might have seen it.

A man name Russell Proffitt saw the post and wanted to do something to help the boy out.

“I work really hard, and I have a lot of respect for people who do the same. I don’t know why, but I’m gonna get this guy a bike,” Proffitt said.

Proffitt himself is an amputee runs a company called Amputee for Hire. Some of the jobs Profitt does include sod removal and installation, mulch and gravel installation, junk removal and sprinkler repair and installation, according to the Amputee for Hire Facebook page.

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When Proffitt delivered the bike, Daniels was genuinely surprised.

“(Proffitt) got here and I saw it and I was like, ‘That’s a brand new bike!'” Daniels said.

“I don’t know how to feel. I was saying ‘Thank you.'”

Proffitt picked up another job to help pay for the brand new bike, and he said he hopes Daniels can “pay it forward.”

“He’s really young and he’s just starting out,” Proffitt said. “Maybe it’ll change his life in some way.”

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Erin Shortall is an editorial intern for The Western Journal. She is currently finishing her Bachelor's Degree at Grove City College. She has a passion for homeless ministry in her home city of Philadelphia, PA.
Erin Shortall is an editorial intern for The Western Journal. She is currently finishing her Bachelor's Degree at Grove City College. She has a major in English, minors in both Writing and Communication Studies, and a Technical Writing concentration. She is currently working on designing and writing a book of poetry to financially support a new homeless ministry of Grove City, PA called Beloved Mercy Ministry. In her spare time, she loves to sing, play piano, exercise, traverse cities, and find the cutest coffee shops. She also has a passion for homeless ministry in her home city of Philadelphia, PA.
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Honors/Awards
Scholarship of Academic Achievement and Moral Character
Education
Grove City College
Location
Grove City, PA
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Topics of Expertise
Visual Design, Document Design, Technical Communication, Literature, Computer Ethics




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