SAN ANTONIO — A vandalized Eagle Scout project is now repaired. KENS 5 helped get results for a teenager who was left to repair the damages.
It was a labor of love on Sunday afternoon for Anthony Quiboloy, his family and fellow members of Troop 1412.
The 17 year old is working on becoming an Eagle Scout. His project is for the good of his community. The teen is putting up benches and trash cans next to a basketball court at a park in Kirby.
However, his project took a wrong turn at first. A few weeks ago, his act of kindness was destroyed. A slab of concrete was defaced with writing. The community got behind Quiboloy and his family.
"It is amazing to see it accomplished," he said. "If I could do it again, I would do it ten times over, honestly."
Just this week, the president of Cowboy Foundation and Construction replaced the concrete at no charge. His family and fellow scouts all pitched in to make his vision come true.
"Don't let hardships get you down," he said. "I know this world is full of sadness and so much hardships right now. It is hard to find hope these days. But if you have family around you and you have friends, it is something you can succeed on."
The setback was a tough lesson for the teen who just wanted to make a difference. His mother, Jessica Wagner, is so very proud.
"Sometimes you know you have hardships with your children," she said. "You look at them and you just hope for the best. Seeing all of this it makes me think I did such a great job as a a parent, even during the hard times."
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