(Neb.)- Cody Woman Gifted Through NCAP's
(Story Courtesy: Northwest Community Action Partnership)
(Chadrad News)- Northwest Community Action Partnership recently announced the recipient of their “Give Hope A Ride” campaign.
Reva Bassler of Cody, Nebraska was selected as the winner following a nomination and an impassioned short narrative written by Bassler’s daughter Danielle.
"My Mother, Reva, is always helping others - often at her own expense despite being on a very limited income. She transports our 92 year old neighbor wherever she may need to go as well as my terminally ill brother and myself to doctors appointments around the state. We care for my terminally ill brother in our home along with my 12 year old son whom she is helping me raise. She was my inspiration to keep going after I was diagnosed with MS 2 years ago.
She works weekends even though she is retired just to keep things going. She is driving a van that has been totaled simply because she can not afford to get another vehicle, recently she has been experiencing mechanical issues as well. I always see her putting everyone else before herself whether it be in the community or at home. She is always smiling and there to help anyone who needs it and is literally the person who would give you the shirt off her back or the last dollar to her name.
She is a 4 year survivor of breast cancer and took that with grace and dignity even though the prognosis at the time of diagnosis was grim. It's not only her story that is inspiring but the life she continues to live and the love and support she continues to give to everyone that she meets."
Just days after this nomination was submitted by Danielle - things took a turn for the worse and Danielle submitted new information on her mothers situation.
Danielle’s 2nd Submission:
"I recently nominated my mother, Reva, and need to add to this nomination. On May 1st my mother suffered a staggering turn of events. She was transporting our 92 year old neighbor to the post office and back home again when the engine blew on her only vehicle. It is beyond repair and we are unable to afford another vehicle. She cried and was more concerned with how she would continue to assist others without a vehicle. This is a prime example of a woman who continually gives to others at her own expense and I worry about how she will even take care of herself now without a vehicle. "
Danielle's words about her mother and their situation touched the hearts of the committee members reviewing nominations and Reva was selected as the recipient of the 2003 Suburban! She was presented with her new vehicle on Friday June 21st in Valentine by a group of NCAP Board Members and employees along with Reva's family.
NCAP closed their announcement by saying, “We hope this story will inspire others to go out into the world and find ways to pay if forward as well. One small act of kindness can have a ripple effect that stretches farther than the eye can see.”
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