SURPRISE GIFT: A Facebook post by Caddo Hills School District in rural Norman has drawn national headlines.

CNN spotlights
a story about two students from Caddo Hills High School in Norman that has been making the rounds after a Facebook post by the school district (see above): Tanner Wilson saved up money for two years from a part-time job at a local car mechanic to buy an electric wheelchair for his friend Brandon Qualls.

CNN reports:


Brandon, who uses a wheelchair to get around, has been using a hand-push model for years.

The chair was becoming kind of a pain for Brandon as he had to push his way down the halls from class to class around Caddo Hills High School. …

Tanner presented the new wheelchair to Brandon in front of his classmates — which was a complete surprise for Brandon.

“They came in and my face just blew up,” Brandon told News9. “I was just crying everywhere. I was like, ‘Wow I can’t believe he did that for me.’

“It’s been my dream to just have one of these,” Brandon said. “And my dream came true.”

A teacher helped Wilson decorate the wheelchair with flames on the fender and Qualls’ name on the back. Here’s a recent segment from THV11 on the story: