An injustice to a snowbound woman has been corrected and is all thanks to good-hearted Kansas City residents.
Over the weekend, KCTV5 News and KCTV5.com shared the story of Paula Bradfield, who has multiple sclerosis. A nearby church and learning center dumped the snow off their lots onto a city alleyway, blocking her in.
The city said they could fine the two entities, but they weren't removing the snow.
The radio station 96.5 The Buzz picked up the story. Outraged residents began discussing what they could do to help Bradfield, who had no way to get to her car to drive herself around. She was relying on co-workers to give her a ride to work and her friends gave her a ride to church and the grocery store.
Total strangers showed up to clear a path from her home to her vehicle. She lives near 61st Street and Harrison Avenue.
"This has been the best Monday I've had in years," Bradfield said.
Adam Stangle operates Advance Lawn Care and Snow Removal. He saw the story on KCTV5's mobile app and knew he had to do something.
"I was like, 'Man, I could get a plow and help her.' And then I was driving in to meet my buddy for breakfast and the Buzz was talking about it," Stangl recalled.
The Buzz DJs were incredulous at the rudeness of Bradfield's neighbors who had pinned her inside her own home. Afentra's Big Fat Morning Buzz offered concert tickets and free advertising to anyone who helped the woman out.
They made an on-air promise to Bradfield to get her taken care of.
"It's real rewarding to help," Stangl said.
Jacob Caldwell heard the plea for help and drove in from Lawrence with a shovel.
"Life should be about helping people out, not what you can get out of it," Caldwell said.
While Bradfield was at work, Good Samaritans were cleaning off her driveway. She couldn't wait to get home to retrieve her vehicle and head to the drug store.
Bradfield thanked everyone who rallied to her support, especially Stangl and Caldwell.
"Words can't express how grateful I am because I thought it would be at least two more weeks before I could get my car out," she said.
Copyright2013 KCTV (MeredithCorp.) All rights reserved.
Saturday, May 25 2013 2:12 PM EDT2013-05-25 18:12:27 GMT
ROCKVIEW, MO (CNN/AP) - Federal investigators are trying to determine how two freight trains collided in southeast Missouri early Saturday morning, injuring seven people. Authorities say the two trainsMore >
Two trains collided in Missouri Saturday morning, causing an overpass to collapse and injuring seven. More >
Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:01:17 GMT
Strong feelings are funning high one day after the Boy Scouts of America reversed its policy on gay scouts. The decision upset one Kansas City man so much that he decided to make a very personal protest.More >
Strong feelings are running high one day after the Boy Scouts of America reversed its policy on gay scouts. The decision upset one Kansas City man so much that he decided to make a very personal protest.More >
Saturday, May 25 2013 1:59 PM EDT2013-05-25 17:59:50 GMT
A multiple vehicle collision has closed lanes of eastbound Interstate 70 Saturday afternoon. The wreck happened on the interstate, just past Brooklyn Avenue. Two left lanes are closed. There's no wordMore >
A multiple vehicle crash has closed lanes of eastbound Interstate 70 Saturday afternoon.More >
A New Jersey company that operates 13 TGI Fridays restaurants accused of secretly replacing premium liquor with low-quality booze says it's shocked at the allegations.More >
At one bar, a mixture that included rubbing alcohol and caramel coloring was sold as scotch. In another, premium liquor bottles were refilled with water - and apparently not even clean water at that.More >
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."More >
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....More >
Friday, May 24 2013 7:31 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:31:26 GMT
A nurse who serves on the Kauffman Stadium K-crew was able to revive a 14-year-old girl who collapsed during Thursday night's game.The girl was dancing in the upper-deck stands when she suddenly collapsed.More >
A nurse who serves on the Kauffman Stadium K-crew was able to revive a 14-year-old girl who collapsed during Thursday night's game.More >
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:08:55 GMT
A military father came home to Las Vegas after spending a year overseas, and surprised his children with an early return. Major Scott Powell spent almost a year in Afghanistan flying planes in the UnitedMore >
A military father came home to Las Vegas after spending a year overseas, and surprised his children with an early return.More >
Friday, May 24 2013 7:38 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:38:20 GMT
The federal government warned recently that nearly three out of five tested positive for the bacteria found in feces. With Memorial Day weekend marking the official start of pool season, the Centers forMore >
The federal government warned recently that nearly three out of five tested positive for the bacteria found in feces. There are steps you can take to enjoy a summer day at the pool. More >
Friday, May 24 2013 5:23 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:23:39 GMT
Police are investigating whether a person being shot in the chest is connected to a home invasion robbery.Two men attempted to burst into a home in the 106 block of Greenwood Road when shots were fired.More >
A woman fired shots at three men attempting to break into her home, and one of the suspects was shot in the chest, police said. Her husband described the harrowing ordeal. More >