If you have ever complained about your commute to work, you need to take a minute and watch James Robertson’s story. Every single morning, James leaves his house at 8 a.m. to make it on time for his shift that starts at 2 p.m. Yes, that’s right, it takes him 4 hours just to get to work…which might have something to do with the 21 miles he has to walk to get there!
56 year old Robertson is an injection molder at Schain Mold & Engineering, a plastic-parts manufacturer located in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Having lived in Detroit for the past ten years, this man can’t afford to buy a car with his humble $10.55 an hour wage. Because his girlfriend has inherited the house where they live, moving closer to work is also not an option.
Although he spends a total of 8 hours a day, just in his commute, you will never EVER hear James Robertson complain. He simply prays everyday that he will arrive home safe each night after his trek through the dangerous streets that pave his journey. And despite all this, James has a completely perfect attendance record!
After Robertson’s story was published on the internet, thousands responded on Facebook, asking how they could help. One special boy, Evan Leedy, a student at Detroit’s Wayne State University, decided to set up a GoFundMe account to help raise money for Robertson to buy a car. To his surprise, in just one day, donations sky rocketed to nearly $50,000 and are growing every day!
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