One summer’s evening in 2016, Lisa Fandrich spotted an elderly man pushing his wheelchair and a walker across an overpass in Phoenix, Arizona. Over the next few months, the man became a regular sight in the area. Fandrich was broken-hearted at the thought of the gentleman’s predicament, so one day she decided to ask what he was doing.
Fandrich works as a health coach at Beachbody and also as a barista at a Starbucks in Phoenix. One evening, as she was going about her business, she spotted an elderly man. His presence soon became an everyday part of her daily commute.
As Fandrich described to 12 News in November 2016, “I saw this elderly man crossing the overpass on the 51, in the middle of summer at 8.30 p.m. at night, pushing his wheelchair and a walker.” It was a sight that the health coach found somewhat upsetting.