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Lincoln-Way West student Brett Dobczyk (24) leads the football team during Community Night earlier in the school year. BURNS PHOTOGRAPHY
Jon DePaolis, Freelance Reporter
11:49 am CDT October 1, 2018

All Brett Dobczyk, 17, a Lincoln-Way West student, was trying to do was fix a flat tire on his truck.

And while a horrific accident may have started this particular story, something much more picturesque came from it — the strength that can come from family, the heroics of friends, and the generosity of a community.

“It’s kind of like you don’t really realize how many people care for you until something bad happens to you,” Brett said.

The incident