High School Seniors Wake Up at 4am So They Can Shovel Neighbor’s Driveway Before Her Dialysis
Rather than sleeping in on a snow day, a group of high school students got together at 4:30 AM so they could make sure that an elderly woman could get to her dialysis appointment.
Brian and Patrick Lanigan are both students at Parsippany High School in New Jersey. They also live next to an older woman who relies on ambulance transportation to bring her to her dialysis treatments.
Brian, an EMT, shoveled his neighbor’s driveway last week in order to make way for the ambulance. The weather forecast changed and called for eight more inches of snow.
The night before the snowstorm, the brothers knew that they had to help their neighbor. Since Brian often works early in the morning, they knew they wouldn’t be able to clear the driveway before the ambulance arrived at 6 AM.
Patrick then pulled out his phone and started calling people on his contact list for help.
The next morning at 4:30AM, four of Patrick’s friends arrived with shovels in hand. Within thirty minutes, they had successfully cleared the driveway.
Patrick’s father snapped a picture of the teenage “snow angels.” He posted it to Twitter, praising the youngsters for their compassion.
It has since been shared by dozens of people, all of whom expressed their appreciation for the gesture.