Seniors at a local high school learned Hancock was stuck in a modest mobile home for months, unable to travel the 70 miles to the nearest VA hospital in Los Angeles to have his bedsores treated or his rotting teeth fixed. They decided to build a new home for Hancock, one that was handicap accessible and allowed him to live a better life. So far, the students have raised $254,000 through local fundraising.
Blueprints have been drawn up for the new house, which is slated to break ground next month.
“We had no doubt that it could be done,” Lancaster High School senior Joseph Mallyon told the AP. “The older people, the people who have jobs, who go through life every day and know the harsh reality of things. … Those people doubt us. But we just accept it and say, ‘Watch what we can do.’”
Sources: Photo via AP & story via The Daily Saint
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