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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Vero Beach, fl.

    Default I made a little girl cry today

    And it felt really good doing it too...

    I went to a local diner this morning for breakfast and overheard this man telling his daughter that he was sorry that they couldn't find heavy duty training wheels for her bike. She was a little on the sad side but was understanding about it, after hearing her say that all she wants to do is ride her bike and be like all the other kids, I asked the father if I could maybe help them out. The little girl is 6 years old and is autistic and has downs syndrome, she is also quite hefty because of her medical conditions. The father told me that all of the training wheels he could find would not support his daughters weight and easily bent when she tried to ride her bike. I gave him my card and told him I'd be at my shop in about an hour, to bring the bike and the bent training wheels with him. When he showed up I went to work and made her a set out of some 2" channel and other misc. parts and pieces, took me about an hour to build them and fit them on the bike and before she left the shop she was riding around my parking lot happy as could be. The best part of the story is that I had no intention of going near the shop today, but the look on this little girls face said it all. She was so excited that started crying as she was saying thank you. The girls father asked how much he owed me and all I told him was that the smile on her face was payment enough. I think I just made a friend for life. Dave

    P.S. I wanted to take pictures but had left the camera at the house, it was heartwarming to say the least.
    If necessity is the Mother of Invention, I must be the Father of Desperation!

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    Another racing great gone but not to be forgotten.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2007

    Default Thanks

    You're a good man, a very good man.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Batavia, NY


    What a great thing you did Dave. Very nice gesture.
    Rich Ferguson
    Sales Technician
    Jackson Welding Supply Co.
    "Keep America Strong.....Weld It"

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    springvale me


    Glad to hear you could help them out good job and thanks . trail blazer 301g with all the fixins:delta band saw dewalt chop saw craftsman drill press, sp-135 mm251 spectrum 375 suite case mig, tig w/hi freq. one welding truck.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Raymore Missouri


    They have taken the words out of my mouth.............
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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    near rochester NY

    Thumbs up cool

    well spent sunday afternoon. what a great way to spend a sunday.

    i was thinking you were going to tell us you won the contest and told the lil woman she cant have it.
    i still think she will end up with it, but good luck any way.
    thanks for the help
    hope i helped

    feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat.
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  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Lake of the Ozarks MO


    You have represented our trade well not to mention your true heart!!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    pearland, tx.

    Default "my Hats Off To Dave"

    I bet that really made your day to fill a little girls dream of something so simple as to be able to ride her bike.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2008

    Default good job

    People like you are what gives us hope in a world going in a bad direction.
    You make us all proud

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Queens NY

    Default Thank You Dabar and Vicegrip

    Took your advice today....

    Living in the NYC area i am rarely motivated to stop and help anybody. I was in Jericho Long Island today so i figured it was OK.
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