CNN) — Kathy Felt can’t get out of her wheelchair under her own power to get into bed at night.
But the 66-year-old is a beloved figure in the neighborhood she’s called home for almost four decades. So for the past 10 years, a rotating cast of volunteers have showed up nightly like clockwork, lifting her into bed and tucking her in.
This is how folks care for each other in Sandy, Utah, just south of Salt Lake City. The nightly ritual enables Felt to avoid nursing homes and sleep in her own bed.
But the volunteers find it equally uplifting. Some 60 men are on a schedule to visit Felt two at a time. Even more neighbors want to help.
I have some great neighbors too but this brings new meaning to the phrase neighbor helping a neighbor.
As of October 2016, there were an estimated 5,600 people living in Utah with multiple sclerosis according to the National MS Society.