An amazing story of survival, perseverance and triumph. Joe passed his road test, but this was no joke. Joe had made 2 previous attempts before coming to us and was very disappointed after each attempt. You could say Joe was without hope but by no means hopeless.
We worked with Joe for about 5 hours and on Joe’s next attempt he did not pass but showed a huge encouraging improvement. So much so he made a conscious decision to pass his next road test. We worked together for a few more hours and then went for his test. Joe passed his next test to the disbelief of his entire family and probably most friends. But not to us or the driver examiner, we believed from the beginning he would pass his test with our training.
It really is incredible the levels of confidence we all reach when properly prepared. It also is incredible that in the face of adversity, despair, and criticism from his adoring family, Joe carried on because he trusted us and what he had learned and practiced. The most incredible thing of all is Joe himself. Joe’s passed his highway test at the age of ninety three (93), soon to turn ninety four (94).
Joe agreed to let us use his story as an inspiration to all of the much younger kids in their 80’s that are faced with the grim task of being forced to do a road test. If he could get a video message to them. Congratulations Joe and Agnes, you are no longer trapped in your home until family arrives!