Alissa Bousquet was enduring her last chemotherapy session, and her husband Brad naturally wanted to do something special to celebrate. So as she sat and waited for her treatment to end, a surprise entered the hospital room from around the corner. But what had started as a small, touching gesture from her husband snowballed into a deed that reduced many patients to tears.
This inspiring story came to be for one simple reason: Brad and Alissa live in a small town. Now, the problem with living in a small town for some people is that, more often than not, everyone knows your business. When you’re in need of support and a helping hand, however, there’s nowhere else you would rather be.
The Bousquet family discovered, then, that great strength can sometimes come from even the smallest of communities. Indeed, when Brad reached out to their relatively tiny town of Oakland, Nebraska, for help, many of its 1,244 residents were happy to oblige.