RAOK - Car Repairs

$8,550 of $10k goal

Raised by 182 people in 1 month
Jason Borne
on behalf of Cody Morgan
 AUSTIN, TX


At work today, I came across a situation... an 18-year-old high school student was stranded on the side of a highway near a busy on-ramp.  I noticed he had a blowout on his front passenger side.  He had a spare tire but no jack.  We pulled off to a small paved area, and I retrieved my jack from my trunk.  I began teaching the young man how to change his flat tire with the basics: put your emergency brake on, righty tighty, lefty loosey, where the jacking points were, etc.  Once we got the destroyed tire off, we realized the "spare" tire that was thrown in with the purchase of the 16 year old car was the wrong size and the nuts wouldn't fit.  

Okay, Plan B.  After some conversing, it was apparent that finances were going to prohibit a safe and acceptable solution.  Calls to parents were not helpful.  I called for a wrecker and paid to have the young man's car towed to NTB.  My partner and I bought him two new front tires (for the flat and the other front tire which had exposed wire and was close to an inevitable explosion).  He was then sent on his way to school with a business card with the case number to get him an excused tardy at the school office.  The shocked look on his face was payment enough.

Here's why the fund is created.  This young man, Cody Morgan, is driving an old car with unrepaired collision damage and a front end that is terribly un-aligned which led to today's problem.  I know without the alignment being fixed, the problem will persist with his front tires being destroyed.  I want to get his alignment done at a minimum.  Ideally, it would be even more incredible to fix the car, or even send him on to college with a more reliable mode of transportation.

Thank you for taking the time to read this far.  I hope we can give this young man an inspiring display of community and philanthropy.
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Update 2
Posted by Jason Borne
5 days ago
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Here is a Thank You message from Cody who got a new car last week thanks to your donations:

Thank you to everybody that supported me with their donations. My family and I could not be more astonished at the way people gather around a good cause just because it's that. Words cannot describe my sincere gratitude for the overwhelming support shown. Again thank you to all those who donated as well as Officer Borne and Sawin for being so kind. I intend to pay it forward just like these two officers did for me, and implore those who see this to continue doing so as it makes the earth a much nicer place to be.
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Update 1
Posted by Jason Borne
26 days ago
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A humble "thank you" doesn't even begin to express my gratitude for the support that has come in for this young man. Please help us share the fundraiser for one last week before we start car shopping! Thank you again.
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Janet Madonia Boetticher
1 month ago
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you are a wonderful human being!

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Tammy Carter Odette
5 days ago

It is so awesome to see this kind of humanity, and Cody you are a VERY deserving young man!

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$8,550 of $10k goal

Raised by 182 people in 1 month
Created February 7, 2017
Jason Borne  
on behalf of Cody Morgan
$25
Anonymous
23 days ago
HJ
$10
Heather Johnson
26 days ago
$50
Matt Thomson
26 days ago
$500
Tracy Wilken
26 days ago
JK
$25
Judy Kastrop
29 days ago

Texans are good people. The helpers proved it again. Go for it.

GH
$200
Grayson Hege
29 days ago
$10
Janet Boetticher
1 month ago

love wins <3

$10
Mary Graham
1 month ago

Would like to think if one of my grandkids had a problem, someone would help.

MB
$25
Mountains of North Carolina Purdue Boiler
1 month ago

Way to go Leo, go for it kid reach for the stars at school. I paid for my own, College grad the hard way, no regrets.

PC
$35
Pat Carlson
1 month ago

Do well in school!

Janet Madonia Boetticher
1 month ago
2
2

you are a wonderful human being!

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Tammy Carter Odette
5 days ago

It is so awesome to see this kind of humanity, and Cody you are a VERY deserving young man!

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