Carl Bates has a terminal illness that has confined him to hospice care at his home. Recently, his cousin, Dan Bates, began to worry about how they would harvest the corn on the 450 acres Carl owns.
As it turns out, all Dan had to do was mention his concern to a neighbor and within days the community had gathered 40 people and 10 combines to complete Carl's harvest.
In just 10 hours, the group was able to harvest what normally would have taken a week—about 100 semi-loads of corn.
"[Carl Bates' family] has so much going on right now," Dan said. "This is one less thing they have to worry about."
Carl was not feeling well the day of the harvest, but made sure he thanked each neighbor individually for their kindness toward him.
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