Community gatherings come together to help make everyday work smoother for Liberty County youth

LIBERTY COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) – A Liberty County seventh grader in a wheelchair is receiving help from across the county lines thanks to a Facebook Page. The “Love Thy Neighbor Chambers County” page started operating in 2020 as a way to connect those in need with neighbors who want to help.

Ethan Moore, 13, explains: “When it rains, my driveway is very muddy and my wheelchair is very heavy, so it will sink in the mud and it will get stuck.”

This school year has been a challenge for Ethan, who has been diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, who struggles in the mud trying to get from home to the school bus every day.

Shannon Moore, Ethan’s stepmother, explains: “I was just going to build a small walkway for him, for his wheelchair, out of donated bricks.

At first, Shannon, who said she had donated through the group before, was hesitant to make the request.

Shannon said, “I was like, ‘I don’t want to bother anyone with this,’ and then I waited and waited, and he got stuck again and I said, ‘Okay, I have to ask.

So she made a post in the “Love Thy Neighbor Chambers County” Facebook group, just hoping there would be enough bricks to make way for Ethan in a wheelchair.

Sylvia started the group last year and saw Shannon’s post. On the very day she posted, Sylvia received a call from a local business owner.

“I’ve never had someone say, ‘Your Honor, I have six tons of crushed concrete, where should I donate it?” So I think it was a really good moment for God,” Sylvia explained.

A few days later, Karl McCuistion, owner of KMac Services, drove his tractor and prepared the driveway to Moores.

“I think Jesus just put it in my heart to try to help someone… I can tell you this time last year, I was unemployed myself. I was laid off. He has blessed me so much this year and I want to bless someone else,” McCuistion explained.

The Moore family says there’s no doubt that the driveway has been a blessing.

“It’s so much better. I don’t get stuck and I always monitor the mud all over the school or the house because it gets stuck on the tires,” says Ethan. “It makes me feel really good when they want to help me or help us.”

“Makes you want to cry. It’s sweet because he doesn’t have to,” Shannon said.

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