BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44)-
The period following high school can be relieving in a lot of ways for some of us.
But for Rodney Smith, it was just another moment of confusion.
“When I first got out of high school I moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida to attend ITT Tech. I was there about 6 months.
And during the six months, I really had a hard time. And I remember asking God to use me as a vessel.”
He’d find the clarity he was looking for when he reached the senior year of his program.
“Mr. Brown that’s the elderly man I came across in Huntsville Alabama mowing his lawn. Pulled over and helped him out.”
This one act of kindness sparked a motivation to do more. He decided to mow lawns free of charge for those who struggle to do it otherwise.
Soon one free lawn became, 20, and 20 became hundreds around the country. (nat) Thursday he continued his journey here in Baton Rouge, for Cheryl Wilks, a breast cancer survivor.
“He’s just impressive that he goes to every state and mows for veterans and wives of veterans,” Wilks said.
Wilks found smith on Facebook and invited him to come by as part of smith’s breast cancer tour.
“It was special. I enjoyed it so much. I just have so much respect for him. He’s an awesome guy.”
Wilks is Smith’s last lawn in Baton Rouge before going to Shreveport and out of the state.
But Wilks confident that he’ll, and when he does, she’ll be waiting.