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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Nancy Grible

Gatlinburg, TN

#21 Nov 11, 2009
While others are out getting drugged and diseased, it is really good to see someone make a positive action and statement for our county. Bravo!
PJFan

Wartburg, TN

#22 Nov 11, 2009
Yes it is. We need more like this
irem jana

Antalya, Turkey

#23 Nov 6, 2010
çok güzel
4real

United States

#24 Jan 17, 2011
Now thats very impressive! This young man has done something wonderful for the county. I hope this causes people to look around and think of more ways to better this beautiful place.
nice

Kansas City, MO

#25 Jul 10, 2014
this is cool
Scott

Lancing, TN

#26 Jul 11, 2014
I must say when I first seen this I didn't know anything about it, but after reading it I say great job bud I hope don''t mind me calling you bud,but way to go!

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