Plumber takes job at cancer-sick 91-year-old’s home, and his invoice is now going viral

A plumber is being hailed a hero after it emerged he fixes pipes and boilers for vulnerable customers without charging them any money

As per Metro, 52-year-old James Anderson has helped thousands of people in need since he closed his private business and created a not-for-profit company, named Depher, instead…

But it was one particular act of compassion that stole the hearts of people around the world. A bill was posted online for services rendered at the home of a 91-year-old woman with acute-leukaemia. It transpired James had charged her a sum total of … nothing.

Accompanying the bill, James, a father-of-five, said: “No charge for this lady under any circumstances. We will be available 24 hours to help her and keep her as comfortable as possible.”

James revealed he was inspired to start not-for-profit company Depher after seeing an elderly man mistreated by an engineer.

“A lot of people close to me ask: why are you getting yourself in to debt? Why are you doing this?” he said.

“To me, debt is debt… I would rather owe some money to somebody and another person be alive and happy and safe.”

James has been providing free or low-cost plumbing for those in need since 2017. Even though he’s fallen into debts of around £8,000 ($9,940), he believes he’s doing the right thing.

“It’s an ethos that’s in my heart and it will always stay there.”

The main aim for James now is to ensure the sentiment of his work goes beyond merely what he can do with his own two hands.

“I’ve spoken to quite a few engineers around the country and they’re all for it… it’s just getting the funding,” he said.

“I don’t want any person who is elderly and disabled in this country, in this day and age, to die or suffer because of a cold home or a lack of funding to repair the boiler.

“It shouldn’t be happening – that number should be down to zero. Simple as that.”

We hear you James, and we’re mighty proud of the work you’re doing.

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America’s oldest living WWII vet eran celebrates 110th birthday, let’s hear it for him

Lawrence Brooks. You may not know his name, but you certainly should.

Brooks has become America’s oldest living W WII vet eran, having celebrated a birthday that saw him turn 110 years old!

According to reports, the former Private 1st Class was born September 12, 1909, and served his country between 1940 and 1945.

The 110-year-old Brooks served initially as a servant to three white officers within the 91st Engineer Battalion, stationed in New Guinea and then the Philippines. His duties included cleaning their sheets and uniforms, as well as shining their shoes.

He was recently honored at the National World Waar II Museum in New Orleans, and now holds the distinction of being America’s oldest living WWII vet eran. The title had previously been held by Mr. Richard Overton, though he sadly passesed away at the age of 112.

As it happens, the National World Waar II museum has been celebrating Brooks’ birthdays since he turned 105 back in 2014.

Speaking on their relationship with the former soldier, the museum’s vice president, Peter Crean, said: “We absolutely love Mr. Brooks. We’ve told him, ‘As long as you keep having birthdays, we are going to keep having birthday parties for you here.’ We consider him ‘our ve teran.’”

Brooks uses a walker, is blind in one eye and has poor vision in his other, but that’s to be expected when someone reaches such an incredible age.

“I’ve started to think about not having many birthdays left. But I’m not worried about it, because God has let me live this long already,” Brooks explained.

“I think it’s because I’ve always liked people so much. Oh yes, I do.”

Happy Birthday, Lawrence Brooks! Thank you for your service to our country.

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Bus Driver Loses His Job After His Facebook Post About A Starving Student Went Viral

 

He said that the never wanted to see another child go hungry because they didn’t have 40 cents to pay for lunch.

 

 

Hopefully, the viral post will at least bring some light to the issue and help make sure that no student ever has to go a full day at school without any sort of lunch.