He Used to Walk 21-Miles to Work, Now He Drives & Wants to Lose Weight

Man walks 21 miles to work, James Robertson

*You’ve heard of James Robertson, right? He’s the dude who lucked up on a brand new, donated car after the story got out about his 21-mile daily trek, in all kinds of weather, to get to (and from) his job at Schain Mold & Engineering in Rochester Hills, Michigan. He operates an injection-molding machine there.

That’s him pictured above.

The Detroit Press did an article on him last year after one reporter learned of his story from a bank employee. A man who watched Robertson walking and decided to stop and offer him a ride one day. The reporter was moved to set up a donation page and $360,000 smackeroos later, his walking days were over.

He didn’t even have to spend any of that money on a car. When Ford learned about the story, they GAVE him a car!

Car, given to 21 mile walker, by Ford

Now it only takes Mr. Robertson 12-minutes to get to work. A closer move to his job, and a brand new ride makes his life a lot easier. But not challenge-free.

It just changes what the challenge is. In Robertson’s case, getting rid of the weight he has now put on as a result of riding more and walking less.

And in case you wonder, he still works at his job, and says nothing will change that. But don’t take my word for it. Listen to what his boss had to say…

“His attendance has never faltered, not one day,” plant manager Todd Wilson said recently. “That money, none of it changed him one bit. James is still one of the most loving, caring people I know.”




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