December 7, 2017
EL RENO – John Benson could barely lift his arms at night. Fourteen-hour work days seemed to run together.
Constant bending, lifting, cutting and carrying 2-by-4 boards was taking its toll.
Somehow, he persevered and kept returning each day to the job site.
Benson, 17, was committed to a promise he made to a local charity. He would build a 12-foot by 16-foot storage building in four weeks and charge the charity nothing.