Man plows snow to pay for friend's heart surgery

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – You may be tired of all the snow by now, but for one Kansas City man, the more snow the better. He's counting on the snow to help him raise money for a friend in need.

For Mike Moore, there is nothing more gratifying than the thankless job of plowing snow.

"I've always done this, for neighbors, friends or family," said Mike.

This winter is a little different. With every step, he clears away a path and heaps of medical debt for his childhood friend, Nick Crewse.

"Nick had a stroke in December. He subsequently had a lengthy hospital stay, and he had medical bills that accrued from that. He has insurance, but insurance doesn't cover everything," said Mike.

Nick needed surgery to repair a hole in his heart. A blood clot caused the 29-year-old's stroke just before Christmas.

"Now, still three months later, he is still dealing with the pressure in his brain that the stroke had caused. So, basically, it is like he has a really bad migraine and it doesn't stop," said Mike.

Mike uses his time and tools to plow people's driveways in return for a donation to help pay his friend's medical bills. Word spread through social media, and now, after a big storm, he will clear up 40 driveways in a day.

"If you're able to, it is an excellent opportunity. It is a wonderful family that would absolutely appreciate the help and generosity, just helping someone out in a time of need and paying it forward a little bit," said Mike.

Little by little he's removing a burden until there's nothing left.


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