Specialist Christopher Garrett was no stranger to injury or combat. He was a combat engineer with the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division in Afghanistan when he was shot and wounded. He was classified as 100% disabled and received a medical retirement. He returned back home and tried to get back in to his normal routine.
That included mowing the lawn every week.
But the pain from his injuries was just too much. He struggled to keep up with the taxing chore while pain coursed through his body, but he never gave up.
He was even more surprised when this letter arrived with a suspicious delivery…his wife posted the entire story on Facebook where it immediately went viral!
As I was getting ready for my day, my husband appeared at the door with tears in his eyes holding our son. My heart sank and I thought someone we love took a trip to Heaven….He quickly assured me that no one had died, but someone had just given him a very expensive riding lawn mower!”
The gift was from a neighbor (probably) who had been watching him try and mow the yard once a week. His pain is obvious, but his will to keep going was even more so. To them, this was something that they could do to help. They couldn’t go out to war, or fight off enemies…but they could purchase a lawn mower to make one veteran’s life just a little bit more bearable.