He Was Called To Fix A Leaking Roof, What He Found Inside Will….


The following story is pretty heartbreaking, but with a happy ending. It is so good to hear of people doing amazing things like this instead of all the doom and gloom we are used to.

When Joanna Wiley realized there was a leak right above her 3-year-old daughter’s bedroom, she tried to fix the roof herself. Unfortunately, Joanna slipped while climbing the ladder and fell off the roof, and landed on her front porch. The fall was more devastating than it might have sounded because the dedicated mother was left with a traumatic brain injury because of the fall.

However, to make matters worse, doctors later discovered she also had thyroid cancer.

In her desperation to fix the roof, Joanna took to Facebook and posted a video asking others to help fix her roof. She begged her local community to come to her aid and find someone to help her fix the problem with her roof.

After more than six months passed with no response, she finally heard something about her roof. And during this time, she was so busy focusing on her recovery from both the traumatic brain injury and cancer that Joanna barely had a minute to relax and cope with the mounting stress of her life.

Out of nowhere, Edward Aguado of Edwards Roofing and Repair in Hillsboro, Missouri, showed up at her home, ready to help.

“I was like: ‘Who is this Ed, what does he want?'” Joanna recalled, adding: “At first I thought it was a scam.”

She soon realized that it was not a scam and that Aguado was really there to help her out. Aguado had heard about Joanna‘s video from a friend and immediately knew he wanted to go and help.

“She’s literally sitting in there watching water pour into her daughter’s room, so me and my sales guy Matt, we came up there, boarded it up, tapped it, and three days later I had a new roof on her house,” Ed Aguado said.

Aguado’s company gave Joanna the new decking and felt. Certainteed supplied shingles and Lowe’s discounted the rest of the materials. In total, the roof was worth about $10,000.

Joanna was blown away by Aguado’s generosity and said she was glad to have her home back to normal.

“I want to thank you,” she tearfully told him as she gave him a big hug. “A handshake’s not right. Seriously, not worrying about it raining.”

Thankfully, Good Samaritans like Ed Aguado of Edwards Roofing and Repair are out there to lend a helping hand during a moment of need.

“It makes it 100 percent worth it,” Aguado said. “We’re glad we did it. I was in a position where I could help, and I wanted to help. It was really as simple as that.”

Source: AWM

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