Hope & Determination
Clester is a sweet, soft spoken woman with an unwavering belief in God. Wheelchair bound and paralyzed on her left side, Clester suffers from both a broken hip and the effects of five strokes. Nonetheless, she is bright-eyed and determined to make it to church this Christmas - now less than ten days away.
Clester, one of twelve children in her family, was born in Nacogdoches, Texas. She moved to Dallas in 1978. She and her husband have lived in their home for over fifteen years. Though you could not tell by looking at her, Clester is 75 years old.
She relies on her sister who lives just down the road to help her get in and out of the house these days. It's a comfort to have her so close by - and especially since her husband is in the hospital at the moment due to a back injury.
Clester also looks to the Bible for hope and inspiration. She is known to quote verses often and finds peace and solace in the scriptures.
Thanks to a small and dedicated team of ramp builders who braved the frigid windy weather this past Saturday morning, Clester and her husband will be able to join their friends and family at her church in celebration of Christmas this year.
Speaking of our volunteers, these hard-working guys from the First Baptist Church of Carrolton, along with their veteran team leader Peter and Steve, one of our "regulars," spent several hours building this ramp in forty degree weather. These guys deserve a "virtual" round of applause for a job well done.