Teens shovel neighbor’s driveway at 4:30am so she could make it to her dialysis

February 22, 2020 Stories


The harsh winter that has frozen the country this year did not bring just bad news. The snow and the extreme cold did not stop people from doing all they could just to help their families and friends.

Last winter, the Internet community’s attention was channelled to two very brave and humane brothers, Brian and Patrick Lanigan from New Jersey. These brothers, together with their friends, did something that amazed everyone who learnt about it.

The story is really fascinating. Natalie Blair, a neighbour of these two brothers, has problems with her kidneys and she has to do dialysis on a regular basis. However, the winter snowstorm set some problems in the schedule. She wasn’t able to get out of the house. Luckily, she had those two great young neighbours. They jumped into action.

Brian is the older brother in the family. He is part of the EMT and so far in many cases he has been more than helpful to Natalie. This winter, when he was not working, he also helped her with her driveway and shovelled the snow that blocked the access of the house.

After he had cleared out the show from the driveway, Brian thought he is done with neighbour for a while. He was wrong. The night when he was doing the night shift, a terrible snowstorm was coming to the town. The driveway again was blocked and Natalie wasn’t able to go to hospital. Fortunately, Brian’s brother stepped up.

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