Friday, December 11, 2009

Good News Friday!

The story I’m about to share took place a couple of months ago, but since I have been talking recently about the importance of community involvement in DD services, I thought now would be a good time to in include the story as a Good News Friday post.

Hunter Davis, a twelve year old student at Broomfield Heights Middle School, was with his dad when they came across the wheelchair next to a dumpster. They took the wheelchair home, having no idea what it was worth.

Hunter was crossing the street with the wheelchair attached to his bike when he encountered a Broomfield police officer, who inquired about the chair. Hunter explained he had found it next to the dumpster, and the officer said he wanted to check the serial number to make sure the chair hadn’t been stolen.

In checking the serial number with the manufacturer, Officer John O’Hayre and Sergeant David Walts discovered that the wheelchair was not stolen. Instead, it had belonged to a woman in her 90s who had passed away, and cost $3,000 when new.

Hunter could have sold the chair, but instead chose to donate it to Imagine! to help people with developmental disabilities.

“I just want the wheelchair to go where it will do the most good,” said Hunter.

The chair is in excellent shape, and has been given to F.R.I.E.N.D.S. of Broomfield so it can be utilized by people with physical limitations to assist them during community activities.

All of us associated with Imagine! express our gratitude to Hunter’s parents Greg and Debbie, the Broomfield Police Department, and especially Hunter. Hunter’s actions make him a role model and serve as an excellent example of community involvement.


  1. Thanks Mark,

    I am very interested in promoting an atmosphere of encouragement into the cloud that has far enough of the opposite. I will be happy and honored to add this link to our latest quarterly newsletter coming out in the 1st 1/4 of 2010. Let me know how I can help encouragement farther in the future.

  2. HI John -

    Thanks for the link. Please feel free to send us a link to your newsletter as well.