It always seems like all we only hear negative things when it comes to young people, especially when they are hanging out and skateboarding at the local park.
But I have a different story I wanted to share.
I need the assistance of a cane or walker to help me walk. On Nov. 25 I was heading to my weekly evening swimming class at Verdugo Park, where I suddenly felt my walker collapsing and I completely tripped and tumbled down to the ground short of the entrance of the swimming pool.
About 100 feet away or so, there were four young men (ages probably 13 to 16) riding their skateboards around the park area. They noticed I had fallen and they all sprinted over to help me get back up and they even fixed my walker, picked up my swimming bag for me and continued to ask me if I was OK. I told them I was OK and thanked them for their help and kindness.