Winner: DAVID KNIGHTEN
from: HOUSTON, TX
nominated by: NIECE ASHLEY RODRIGUEZ
Dear Mr. Tom Joyner my name is Ashley Rodriguez. I’M 10 YEARS OLD AND I’M writing on behalf of my uncle DAVID.
My uncle HAS ALWAYS BEEN THERE FOR HIS FAMILY AND NOW HE NEEDS US. HE is taking dialysis THREE days a week. he HAS LYMPHOMA AND takes chemotherapy. AND, he suffers with heart problems too.
WE ARE VERY CLOSE, AND IT’S VERY HARD TO SEE HIM STRUGGLE THE WAY HE DOES. I USUALLY SEE HIM WHENEVER HE HAS THE STRENGTH TO TAKE THE BUS AND IN THE MORNINGS BECAUSE THE HEAT IN HOUSTON IS SO HOT. SOMETIMES MY MOM (HIS SISTER) PICKS HIM UP AND WE GO OUT TO EAT AND TO THE MOVIES TOGETHER.
uncle DAVID currently takes the bus to all OF his doctors appointments. if you could help my uncle get a car to go back and forth to his doctors appointments in this Houston heat I’D APPRECIATE IT VERY MUCH BECAUSE I LOVE MY UNCLE WITH ALL MY HEART.
WELL DAVID, I HEARD THAT YOUR SISTERS ARE WORKING REAL HARD TO FIND A CAR FOR YOU ON A BUDGET OF $5OO AND THEIR HAVING A TOUGH TIME. SO I’M GOING TO DOUBLE THE CAR BUDGET TO $1000 TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE BOOST.
AGAIN, CONGRATULATIONS. YOUR OUR REAL FATHER AND REAL MAN!