Justin Rozier was simply 9 months outdated when his father, Military Lt. Jonathan Rozier, was killed whereas serving in Iraq in July 2003.
Sadly, Justin needed to develop up with out his dad, however he took consolation in maintaining Jonathan’s canine tags, pictures, and different memorabilia shut. Quick ahead 15 years to a teenage boy who, in line with his mother, desperately wished to know his dad. The time for him to begin driving was rising nearer and nearer.
Shortly after her husband’s dying, Jessica Johns had offered his 1999 Toyota Celica convertible again to the vendor in order that she wouldn’t need to proceed paying for a automobile that was “simply sitting in my driveway.” However as her son’s birthday approached, she knew his father’s outdated automobile would imply the world to him. That’s when she turned to social media for assist.
“It was Jon’s automobile (1LT Jonathan Rozier, KIA Iraq 7-19-03) and when he died, I wasn’t pondering forward to when Justin (his son) can be driving 15 years later,” she wrote. “Should you facebookers may work your magic and assist me discover it, it will be an incredible current for his 16th birthday if it hasn’t turn out to be a tin can by now.”
It was simply days later that Johns heard again from the daughter of the automobile’s proprietor, who lived in Utah. She instructed Johns she wasn’t positive whether or not her father would comply with promote the automobile, however gave her his telephone quantity. When she known as, the proprietor stated he wanted time to consider it, however finally comply with promote it to her.
Even higher is that Utah-based group named Observe the Flag heard in regards to the story and obtained in contact with Johns. They began a crowdsource fundraiser to pay for the automobile, restore the car, and transport it again to Texas simply in time for Justin’s birthday. Watch as he receives his beloved father’s automobile within the video under.