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Photo of dedicated Indiana Chick-fil-A employee working in neck brace, sling goes viral


AVON, Ind. – The teen’s dedication got the attention of a man who stopped at Chick-fil-A in Avon.

Cameron Nelson decided to go inside the restaurant because the drive-thru line was too long. When he went inside, he came across Jakeem Tyler.

Tyler was still at work even though he was wearing a neck brace and sling. His dedication to his job heartened Nelson, who posted about the experience on Facebook last Thursday.

“We sneeze too hard and decide to call in, but he’s working like nothing’s wrong,” Nelson wrote in a Facebook post that also included a photo of Tyler.

Nelson found out that Tyler had been injured in a car accident. However, he was at work because he needed the money and wanted to help feed the homeless for Christmas.

Nelson created a GoFundMe page for Tyler.

“I wanted to create this GoFundMe page to help him along in his mission and show some support,” Nelson wrote on the GoFundMe website.

Nelson set a goal of $2,500. As of this writing, the GoFundMe campaign has raised more than $5,300.


I stopped at Chick-fil-A & decided to go in cause the drive-thru was too long, and I saw this young man working with a neck brace & a sling. We sneeze too hard & decide to call in, but he’s workin like nothing’s wrong.

When I placed my order, I asked him what happened…he said he was involved in a car accident, but he was working cause he needs the money & also wants to feed the homeless for Christmas & needs the cash….maybe I was supposed to go in there. I think I may kick down a hundred or two on payday to help him out…he’s definitely doin it for a great cause & I was amazed he’s still workin despite his condition.


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