TUCSON - After struggling with the Tucson heat, a veteran and his wife received an act of kindness that they will not soon forget.
The couple’s air conditioner was on the fritz and their bills continued to pile up. The temperature inside their home was a steamy 94 degrees.
This situation put Henry Stubbins at a dangerous risk due to his heart condition which is keeping the veteran on bed rest.
Fortunately for the couple, repairman Robert Lizarraga wanted to help.
"Kind of hit a soft spot," said Lizarraga. "When I called my bosses at Western State and asked them to help me out with this, they all joined in pretty quickly and actually, we got done pretty fast."
On Tuesday, the repairman installed the new air conditioning system on Tuesday morning.
"Thank God we have them to help us out," said Priscilla Stubbins, Henry Stubbins' wife. "With social security that's all we got. With doctor bills, hospital bills and our medication, it is very hard for us to get by.
Western State Home Services and its supplier donated the full cost of the air conditioning unit and the install cost of the air conditioning unit and the install to the Stubbins family.
Lizarraga said he hopes other Tucsonans will help out a veteran when they see one in need.