Cash for Kindness: Road to Recovery

Paul Waulraven
Paul Waulraven

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - It's been weeks since a deadly tornado swept through Alabama and still so many people are trying to get back on their feet. For some, the recovery will come sooner thank to others.

WSFA 12 News reached out to a family that's headed down a long road to recovery in this "Cash for Kindness" segment.

"At that time the tornado hit my trailer, just exploded, and I was sucked up into the funnel like a feather. It was so fast it took my breath away," recalls Paul Waulraven.

Waulraven was tossed into a tree. After being rushed to the hospital he learned he had suffered a broken back and broken ribs. "It's been a struggle."

With his injuries, no home, and his wife the only source of income, he says he sometimes  wonders how they will make it.

"We were kind of getting low and it's been a test of faith, and there at the last minute something comes through at the last minute," he said.

We visited Mr. Waulraven at Hillview Terrace where he is undergoing physical therapy. He's a long way from being released. He has one more surgery and a lot of therapy to go.

After hearing his story, we tried to offer him a little help, $240.

"Bless you," he said. "Thank you. that will certainly help. Goodness gracious that's wonderful," he exclaimed to WSFA 12 News anchor Valorie Lawson.

$240 dollars to help his wife get back and forth to work, maybe spend another night in a local hote,l just a bit of cash we hope will go along way in their time of need.

If you'd like to nominate someone for "Cash for Kindness" send Valorie Lawson an email to