You Were My Hands and Feet

“You were my hands and feet when I couldn’t use mine:” Collin Smith

  Ernest Greene (left) accompanied Collin Smith to college. When Collin graduated, the school awarded Ernest an honorary degree.

Ernest Greene (left) accompanied Collin Smith to college. When Collin graduated, the school awarded Ernest an honorary degree.

When Collin Smith was a high school sophomore, a car wreck left him a paraplegic.  But Collin worked hard and was accepted to High Point University  in North Carolina. Unsure how he would navigate life on campus, an angel in his church  offered to attend college with Collin. Ernest Greene was 50 years his senior and did everything for Collin from taking him to class to helping him  shave.

Their story was told on NPR’s story corps and will give your heart hope and faith in humanity. Read more here.