A high school math teacher returns to VUMC to hand out gifts to trauma patients

Posted at 4:12 PM, Jun 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-26 14:17:18-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Three years ago, a high school math teacher almost died in a crash.

This week, Rasheed Walker came back to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where his life was saved -- this time, to help others.

Walker, 29, actually makes the trip to the hospital three times a year - on his birthday in June, around the holidays and on the date of his wreck.

On Friday, he gave out drinks and snacks to trauma patients with inspiring messages written on them.

Walker said he hopes these small gifts just help get them through the day.

"It's the greatest feeling in the world to know that I can be of help to someone else in need and to be a blessing for someone and be as positive as I can be to help others," Walker said.

Rasheed said he also enjoys getting to see some of the doctors and nurses that helped save his life during his stay at the hospital.