08-30-19

Pay It Forward – Marine Veteran Car Giveaway

Meet Dwayne Frost

No matter what you are going through in life, there is someone out there that would love to be in your shoes. It’s important to always be thankful for everything. Dwayne Frost is someone who does this very well. He has been a volunteer chaplain for the Prince George’s County Fire Department for five years. Prior to that, Frost was stationed in Iraq serving our country in the U.S. Marine Corps. It was during this time that he suffered a leg injury after being shot. His leg had to be amputated which of course had a major impact on his life. Frost was awarded with The Purple Heart which is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those wounded or killed while serving. What separates his drive from most is that even after suffering such a loss, he did lose hope or give up on his desire to help and serve others.

Fox 5 DC and Easterns Automotive Pay It Forward

Both Frost and his wife continue to service as a support system to members of the corps by providing peer and group support. The fact that they have been through so much and still manage to push through makes them relatable to other members. Just a few weeks ago, Frosts’ car was totaled and his new prosthetic leg was damaged during a car accident that really set the couple back. Without a car, Frost is unable to transport his wife to her cancer treatments so the last few weeks have been extremely hard for them. Fox 5 DC and Easterns Automotive Group got wind of Frost and his fantastic story so they decided to Pay It Forward. Fox 5 DC cameras captured the lovely couple at the Prince Georges Fire Department Fire Station in Capitol Heights where they were surprised with a new Ford Escape. The reaction on both of their faces was truly priceless as you can see how much this truly means to them. Both Joel Bassam of Easterns and Allison Seymour of Fox 5 DC were emotional because they know that this vehicle was much needed and so well deserved. Hopefully seeing this inspires more people to be kind and find ways to help others in need whether it is big or small. What a touching Pay It Forward segment!

If you know someone in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area that goes above and beyond the call and is worthy of being recognized, Click here to nominate them.

Watch the video to see the way everything unfolded.

Link to original article – https://www.fox5dc.com/news/marine-veteran-injured-in-combat-gifted-with-car-in-prince-georges-county-to-help-get-wife-to-hospital-for-cancer-treatment


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