Harding Student, Out For Medical Treatment, Gets Surprise From Automotive Class

Harding Student, Out For Medical Treatment, Gets Surprise From Automotive Class


WEAPON CHARGES, HIS BROTHER IS
LOOKING AT LOW LEVEL CHARGES
INCLUDING DISORDERLY CONDUCT.
A ST. PAUL TEENAGER
BATTLING A DEADLY DISEASE GOT A
SURPRISE PICK ME UP FROM HIS
CLASSMATES AND TEACHERS.
16-YEAR-OLD NOAH MARTIN WAS
DIAGNOSED IN THE FALL, HIS BODY
STOPPED MAKING BONE MARROW AND
HIS BLOOD CELLS ATTACK
THEMSELVES, THE SELF PROCLAIMED
GEAR HEAD MISSES SCHOOL SEEKING
TREATMENT.
AS JEFF EDMONDSON SHOWS US, HIS
FRIENDS AND TEACHERS IN THE SHOP
FOUND A A WAY TO REV UP HIS
SPIRIT.
Reporter: THE SIDE OF THE
TRUCK APPEARS TO HAVE LEFT NOAH
MARTIN SPEECHLESS, WE WILL SPEAK
FOR HIM.
RIGHT NOW HE IS SEEING IT FOR
THE FIRST TIME, HE IS ALSO ABOUT
TO LEARN THIS SHINY CHEVY
BELONGS TO HIM.
16-YEAR-OLD KID, 17-YEAR-OLD
KID, YOU KNOW, I MEAN, A CAR IS
PROBABLY THE NUMBER ONE THING ON
THE LIST.
Reporter: ESPECIALLY IF THAT
LIST IS MARTIN’S, THE GEARHEAD
HAS BEEN OUT OF SCHOOL AS HE
BATTLES SEVERE APLISTIC ANEMIA,
A DISEASE THAT IS 1 IN A
MILLION.
HE HAS BEEN MISSED IN ONE OF HIS
FAVORITE CLASSES.
HE IS A GREAT KID, REALLY OUR
SORT OF LEADER, OUR STUDENT
LEADER IN THE CAREER TECH
ED DEPARTMENT.
I MISS HIM IN AUTO SHOP.
Reporter: WITH HIS GONE THEY
HAD A CHANCE TO RESTORE THE
TRUCK AS A GIFT.
VERY NICE, THEY DID A GREAT
JOB.
Reporter: MORE THAN $6,000 IN
DONATIONS HELPED PAY FOR THE
PICKUP, PARTS, AND MAN HOURS,
ST. PAUL COLLEGE FIXED THE BODY
AND GAVE IT A FRESH PAINT JOB.
DETAIL WORK.
NO DIRT WHATSOEVER.
Reporter: CLASSMATES DETAILED
AND BUFFED IT GIVING A SHOWROOM
SHINE WITH PRODUCTS FROM 3M.
I GOT IN TOUCH WITH THE
DIVISION AND THEY STEPPED TO THE
PLATE, WE ARE HAPPY TO DONATE
THE PRODUCT.
Reporter: SURE, HE MISSED
SCHOOL, BUT TODAY HE LEARNED A
LESSON HE WILL NEVER FORGET.
EVERYONE REALLY CARES,
AMAZING.
Reporter: JEFF WAGNER, WCCO 4
NEWS.
MARTIN HAD A BONE MARROW
TRANSPLANT EARLIER THIS YEAR.
HE HAS BEEN IN AND OUT OF THE
HOSPITAL BUT HIS HEALTH AND
IMPROVING, HE IS EXCITED TO GET
BEHIND THE WHEEL OF HIS TRUCK.

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