BRISTOL (WJHL) – A single mom of two children is the definition of perseverance.
After her fiance passed away, Jessica Akerbooth continued her dream of achieving a nursing degree, but it wasn’t always easy to get to class and work after car repair bills kept piling up.
On Thursday, all that changed.
Two Bristol businessmen — Bobby Griffin and Mitch Walters — surprised Akerbooth with a vehicle to get her and her children to school.
Hearing that Akerbooth’s previous car wasn’t reliable, the businessmen decided to pay it forward in a big way.
On Thursday at Friendship Ford’s office in Bristol, Akerbooth received the keys to a van. Another person also helped pitch in money to cover any other possible needs.
Akerbooth, a student a Virginia Highlands Community College, was stunned by their generosity.