ROME, Ga. - A young Rome boy will never forget what happened to him on Friday.
A Duluth-based company stepped up to provide Jaxon Lewis money for his prosthetic limbs.
Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies CEO David Vinson presented Jaxon and his family with a check for $70,000 at a Friday event at the company’s corporate offices.
The nine-year-old boy was born without most of his limbs and his family has struggled for years to raise money for prosthetics.
His family's Medicaid coverage was suddenly canceled in March and their insurance ended when his stepfather's income exceeded the allowable amount.
While fundraisers and donations in his hometown raised half of the cost, the Lewis family feared they wouldn't be able to raise the rest of the money needed to pay for the growing boy's limbs.
After seeing Jaxon's story, Kids R Kids CEO Vinson pledged to donate the $70,000 to cover the remaining cost of Jaxon's prosthetics.
Vinson said, "We are in the business of serving families and children. How could I not be moved by Jaxon's circumstances and offer to help?"
To see the story that sparked Mr. Vinson's act of kindness, click here.