The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department donates a wheelchair to a young boy in need.
“Appreciate it from the bottom of my heart everything that everybody has done for us”, says Lavatra Johnson, who had to carry her son around, until recently.
She adds,”He can actually get in the wheelchair when we in the house. He can actually roll himself to the bathroom without us having to take him to the bathroom. It helps a lot when he just wants to go look into the refrigerator because at the time he couldn’t even move off the couch.”
Her son, 11 year old Troy Johnson, met a police officer with a big heart at a recent special
needs prom the department was hosting. Once Officer Cockrell realized Troy did not have a wheelchair he made it his priority to provide one.
“I was determined. I was gonna find him a wheelchair because he has so much potential to do great things, but he was limited from the fact that he couldn’t get around”, says Cockrell. Members of the department pitched in to buy Troy a brand new wheelchair and presented it to him.
“It was so amazing, it was like I had polices everywhere. I’m like where he come from. They came out with the wheelchair, it was so amazing.You know it touched my heart”, says Johnson.
Troy enjoys playing tag with his seven siblings, something he could only watch from the sidelines before he got his wheelchair.