SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) – Give a person a job and you may just see what they are made of. In Thursday’s Zevely Zone, Jeff “tried” to keep up with Devon Hanna, a star in Santee.
For Devon, wiping windows, sweeping floors, straightening up the condiment bar, every packet in its place and taking out the trash needs to be done correctly – correctly as greeting customers.
The owner of Chick-fil-A in Santee, Kyle Steck, jumped at the chance to hire Devon. Kyle’s brother, who is 30-years-old, has Down Syndrome and Devon is just one year older.
“He [Devon] is just kind of like that [Kyle’s brother] – same joy is there. Every time he [Devon] shows up, he energizes people here,” said Steck.
Steck formed a partnership with St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center. Debra Emerson, the non-profit’s CEO, helps Devon and so many others provide what we all want – to work hard and have a purpose.
Devon’s parents said their son wants to buy a new television with the earning of his paychecks.
Linda and Antoine Hanna said they are proud their son has two job – one at Chick-fil-A and at the Cottonwood Golf Course.
St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center was founded in 1966 to help people with developmental disabilities.