Handicapped Missouri Boy Gets Behind Truck Wheel

Truck Drivers Make Handicapped Boy Honorary Trucker

Truck Drivers Make Handicapped Boy Honorary TruckerAt CDL Life, we make it our mission to feature stories about how truck drivers make America and their communities a better place. This is a perfect example to illustrate our ideals. Last week, truck drivers took a break from their busy schedules to give a Missouri boy the ride of a lifetime when they made him an honorary Wal-Mart truck driver.

Christian Gills, 9, a third-grader at Central Elementary, was selected to be honored through Wal-Mart Heart, a volunteer program started by company truck drivers. Christian, who has spina bifida, often uses a wheelchair to get around. Spina bifida is a developmental congenital disorder caused by the incomplete closing of the embryonic neural tube.

After Christian was picked up Saturday from outside his school, he was riding high in a Wal-Mart tractor-trailer in a convoy lead by fire fighters and police officers through the center of town.

Find out more about Christian’s great day behind the wheel of a semi truck at e-Missourian.