This week's Pay It Forward segment started out along Upland Ave., south of 82nd St. We set up with our Pay It Forward sign, seeking this week's playmaker.
It took a minute or two for DeWight Shelton to show up. Shelton spotted our sign and decided to help out Rachel Ketcherside. Ketcherside is a dear friend of Shelton's wife, and he felt like he wanted to help Ketcherside out.
When we drove to Ketcherside's house, we ended up with a surprise of our own. She immediately recognized us and told us that she really wanted to help someone else who really deserved it.
We were surprised, but went along with her request. Ketcherside told us that God had blessed her family so much already, that she wanted to help her sister Claudia Cera.
She told us that Cera was a single mother with three children and that she really needed the extra help.
We surprised Cera at her doorstep and she was immediately overcome with emotion. Cera was extremely grateful and gladly accepted the money. She told us it would come in handy for her children.
Be looking for our Pay It Forward sign soon. You may become our next playmaker.