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Old Man Stands Outside Selling Kindling To Pay For Late Wife's Medical Bills

Written by Carly Walker
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Kenneth Smith is an 80-year-old elderly man who was chopping, bagging, and selling his own kindling for $5 a bag in order to help pay for his wife Helen’s medical bills. The couple lived in Gulfport, Mississippi, and a citizen Jessica Pitman saw the couple standing on the side of the road selling kindling.

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She learned that Kenneth was raising money for his wife’s medical costs, as Helen had been diagnosed with cancer. The next year, Kenneth was back on the same corner selling his kindling, but this time Kenneth told Jessica that Helen had passed away.

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He would stand outside everyday selling his kindling for hours, and would stand outside with his hat over his heart waving at every car that passed by.

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Jessica posted about this sweet senior on Facebook, writing, ‘If y’all need any kindling wood please come buy from this precious 80 year old elderly man. His name is Kenneth. He parks on the corner of Carl leggett and west Taylor Rd. In Gulfport right near bayou bluff.’

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He would stand outside everyday selling his kindling for hours, and would stand outside with his hat over his heart waving at every car that passed by.

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Jessica posted about this sweet senior on Facebook, writing, ‘If y’all need any kindling wood please come buy from this precious 80 year old elderly man. His name is Kenneth. He parks on the corner of Carl leggett and west Taylor Rd. In Gulfport right near bayou bluff.’

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