Kicker – Four-wheeling to work

NICK EICHER, HOST: As you know, the severe winter weather has covered many roads with sheets of ice throughout the country this week—and in places quite unexpected, like Mississippi—making driving hazardous if not impossible.

DeShawonte Cooley, who works at a nursing home in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, was determined to get to work, no matter what.

In a Facebook post her nursing home colleagues said she “loves and cares about her residents.”

Well, at WORLD our journalistic specialty is to show and not tell, so let these facts do the showing.

Ms. Cooley drove her 4-wheeler from her house just south of Jackson—a distance of 25 miles in 20 degree temperatures. Here’s something to keep in mind: a 4-wheeler is an ATV. Meaning, it is open to the elements. So I pulled up a government wind-chill chart. Let’s assume it was 20 degrees and she was moving, let’s say, 30 miles per hour, that meant a wind-chill of zero.

Sounds like love and care to me!

It’s The World and Everything in It.


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