Morgan County 17-year-old helps build...

Morgan County 17-year-old helps build landing pad for helicopters

There are 26 comments on the www.knoxnews.com story from Aug 5, 2009, titled Morgan County 17-year-old helps build landing pad for helicopters. In it, www.knoxnews.com reports that:

Joseph Huckeby, 17, is a rising senior at Sunbright School who spearheaded the effort to build a concrete landing pad for emergency helicopters in Deer Lodge, Tenn.

For 10 weeks Joseph Huckeby oversaw heavy equipment belching diesel fumes and the efforts of 40 people to construct a concrete landing pad in Morgan County for medical helicopters that previously had to land in open fields.

Not bad for a 17-year-old rising senior at Sunbright School who has Spina bifida, a birth defect of the spine that causes him to amble with a limp and forced him to undergo 20 surgeries.

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TamiLK

United States

#1 Aug 5, 2009
Way to go, young man! I wish there were millions more like you! You not only made your family proud, but you made the whole COUNTY proud of the work you've done. Thank you!!!
MorganCountian

Sunbright, TN

#2 Aug 5, 2009
Thanks for giving up your time to make our County better. I wish there were more people like you who care and will do something to make things better. I bet your mom and dad are very proud, I know I am proud of you and I don't even know you, just wish I did. Thanks again for so much giving of your time.
TERRIE COX

Oliver Springs, TN

#3 Aug 6, 2009
we are very proud of you and what you have done, we thank god for giving you the gift to be able to do those kinds of things and giving you the chance at life he is awesome
awesome

Riceville, TN

#4 Aug 6, 2009
Finally some name dropping on Topix that is actually good.
You sir, area gentleman and a scholar!

“C.R.E.A.M”

Since: Jun 09

WARTBURG

#5 Aug 6, 2009
pretty cool
skittles

Wartburg, TN

#6 Aug 6, 2009
awesome there still is some good in the world just don't get to hear about it that often good job

Since: Jun 07

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#7 Aug 6, 2009
skittles wrote:
awesome there still is some good in the world just don't get to hear about it that often good job
Yep! I enjoyed posting that story.
I'm glad the Knoxville News-Sentinel covered it.
slush09

Helenwood, TN

#8 Aug 13, 2009
Great job Joseph! Especially for having spinia bifida. Thanks for making a difference in Morgan County. If only others would learn from you!
On The East Side

United States

#9 Aug 13, 2009
David Divelbiss wrote:
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Yep! I enjoyed posting that story.
I'm glad the Knoxville News-Sentinel covered it.
Find some more of these, please!!!

Since: Aug 09

Philippines

#10 Aug 14, 2009
Applause. Good thing he thought about it. If he would have suggested this to politicians, it would have taken a lot of time.
small town rules

Hermitage, TN

#11 Aug 18, 2009
awsome job!! its good to know there are still hard working teenagers out there
jess

Oneida, TN

#12 Aug 18, 2009
way cool way to go dude
kls

Wartburg, TN

#13 Aug 19, 2009
Way to go!!!!!!!!!

Since: Jun 09

in the mountains

#14 Aug 22, 2009
It is good to see some of the younger generation taking an intrest in their community. I only wish they were more people out there that is willing . We are losing our "hometowns" to "where I was raised". Not every town can be the county seat or a star on a state map--so thank you to _ALL_ that does try to keep the community centers, The Volunteer Fire Departments,the medical clinics, the Post offices (and ect....) going. To the rest-- volunteer or donate as you can....
cool

Oneida, TN

#15 Aug 23, 2009
wtg sweetie good for you
u dont know me

Robbins, TN

#16 Aug 29, 2009
ure good role model for teenagers
Mrs Blair

Oliver Springs, TN

#17 Aug 29, 2009
Joseph, I am so proud of you. All your struggles in school and in Boy Scouts has paid off big time for you. I told you that you were special, and now you've proven it to everyone. FANTASTIC job.. well done little buddy.
lodndity

Lenoir City, TN

#18 Sep 16, 2009
young man what you did will give you great honor in years to come thank you for a great thing and i do not live there. god will bless

Since: Sep 09

Oneida, TN

#19 Sep 23, 2009
Too bad there aren't more young people doing great things like this young man instead of trashing each other on this site. Way to go Joseph!
just candid

AOL

#20 Sep 23, 2009
Sounds like a great young man. We can all thank him and wish him well.

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