Kind Gesture Not Only Noticed But Rewarded By Apple Valley Optimist Club

Kind Gesture Not Only Noticed But Rewarded By Apple Valley Optimist Club

APPLE VALLEY – An act of kindness earlier this year captured the hearts of not only the mother of a young boy but the entire Victor Valley community was solid proof that sometimes good deeds are noticed.

The mother of 12-year-old Angel, who has Cerebral Palsy and uses a wheelchair said that he was delighted when she took him to the Sharon Frazier Annual Easter Egg Hunt. The event was hosted by the Apple Valley Optimist Club and took place on Saturday, April 15, 2017, at James Woody Park in the Town of Apple Valley.

Anyone who has met Angel knows that he is a happy child, who like any child, enjoys fun things like Easter Egg Hunts. Angel’s mother said that he has fun at these events even though he is only usually able to collect a couple of eggs. This Easter Egg Hunt had a special Easter Egg Hunt for children with special needs, which Angel was part of.  As Angel happily grabbed eggs, struggling a bit, Nehemiah Powell noticed and rather than turning away he picked up an egg and put it in Angel’s basket. Other children noticed what Nehemiah did and did the same to help Angel collect more eggs. Angel’s face beamed with happiness, even before the thoughtful children reached out to him with the kind gesture, but even more so after.

Nehemiah, who offered a helping hand without any expectations was honored by the Optimist Club on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Not only was he honored for the selfless act, but he received a certificate and a $100 bill to spend how he chooses. “The clubs goal is to support youth in the community and this young man exemplifies the best in kids,” said Tom Cherry an Apple Valley Optimist Club representative. “Obviously we could not let his action go unrecognized or unrewarded.”

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