Tragedy Pulls Small Businesses Together

Pedro ToalaPedro Toala is paying the price of a prank. A group of kids tipped over a portable toilet in a park while Toala was inside. He was left with a broken back, permanently paralyzed, yet he forgave those who did this to him. Cher Przelomski, co-owner of the Planning Factory International, was inspired by Pedro’s story and began a project involving many businesses in the Wilmington, Delaware area. They remodeled Toala’s split-level home to turn it into an accessible dream house. The Pedro Project was completed in time for Toala and his family to return home on December 15th. Link to story. http://www.delawareonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Avis=BL&Dato=20071215&Kategori=PHOTOS&Lopenr=712150804&Ref=PH to a slideshow of the finished project. -via Fark

(Photo credit: Suchat Pederson/The News Journal)

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I honestly don't see the lighter "inspirational" turn of this story as any real consolation for this man. Cold hard justice for those punkass kids (a good tossing in prison perhaps?) would warm my heart more.
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Why is everyone warm and fuzzy over a story where some kids maimed an innocent man?

I feel sorry for him, but who should be fixing his house, who should be wiping his ass every day for the rest of his life - is those shitty kids.
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i drive by "the pedro project" every day on my way to work and was wondering what it was all about! i'm glad to see the community pull together for such a good cause.
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