- The family of a 4-year-old elementary student, Zion Brister, got their biggest help this year when their car was replaced
- Getting Zion to school became a big problem because their old car broke down and the family had to rely on an expensive ride-sharing service
- The family was going to withdraw him from school when the kid's teachers rallied around and gifted them another car
A Forth Worth family has gotten their biggest help this year as their car was miraculously replaced.
When the family car of an elementary student, Zion Brister, broke down, his family had a big problem transporting to work and his school, Fox4News reports
Zion’s parents had to send his teacher, Jana McElwrath, a message that they will like to pull him out of the school because their car is bad and their 4-year-old son is too little to ride a public bus.
In speaking with the media, Jana said the news broke her and it made her feel so sad that she will be losing one of her students which she calls babies.
“As a teacher, I sunk because I love these students like they're my own. So it broke me I was going to lose one of my babies,” she said.
His father, Antoine Brister, said they lost some jobs because their truck broke and using a ride sharing service was very expensive for them but they still had to use it for a while so their children could make school.
“We lost some jobs because we couldn't get transportation. Taking Lyft, it became expensive. But we had to make sure they could go to school,” he said.
To help the family overcome their transport setback, Zion’s teacher had to set up a GoFundMe account for their cause.
When Jana created the account, another teacher, Shaina Clayton, thought to reach out to her mum on a car they rarely use.
“When she posted it, I was thinking about donating to the GoFundMe account. I kind of was like, ‘We have this car we don't drive.’ I contacted my mom and she said, ‘Yes, I would be more than willing and happy to give it to that family that needs it,’” she said.
Clayton spoke about how teachers have amazing heart and how they are willing to help their students in and out of classrooms.
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Zion’s father also spoke about how having faith even when there is little is enough to fix everything.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Lynette Baio, a waitress in Florida, received a big boost in her finances when a couple gave her $2000 (N732,000) as tip on Tuesday, December 24, Christmas Eve.
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