Help for Raheem - STAR readers helping disabled man realise his dreams
Prayers answered! That is the sentiment echoed by Raheem Williams as he held on to his new power wash tool and vacuum.
Williams was featured in THE STAR last week, pleading with readers and viewers to assist in his quest to open a car wash and detailing business. The 27-year-old has a disability, though not diagnosed, that affects his ability to stand upright.
"The story came out on the Monday and on the Thursday, I get some calls. People find the story motivating and they say they want to help me out. I just want to say thank you, for helping to sponsor me towards it because now me can do my own thing. I am very appreciative," Williams said, with a broad grin.
Williams is employed as a sideman on a pick-up truck, doing deliveries from the Kingston Wharves.
Yesterday when the news team visited his home, he wasted no time in showing off his recently acquired power wash and vacuum machines.
"I want a tank and some chemicals. [I also need] Some bottles. I want to connect up some pipe to it so I can start the business, but right now, me just a thank God for what I have already. Me very thankful for it," Williams said.
Overwhelmed by the outpouring of support he has received this past week, Williams said that he is expecting more donations to help him achieve his dream. He said that he has already found a location to begin his business, and plans to undertake a clean-up exercise this weekend.