In June, “0688o” featured Mario Viola as an Unsung Hero.
The Coleytown and Saugatuck Elementary School bus driver truly went “the extra mile.”
He loves “his” children. He decorates his bus for holidays, shows up for their concerts, and keeps everyone excited for school.
When a youngster was sick, Mario gave him his hat to make him feel better.
On the last day of school, the driver took everyone to Carvel — and treated!
Recently, as he and his wife rode a motorcycle, they were hit by a drunk driver.
Mario is recovering at home. Meanwhile, his medical bills mount. Parents have created a GoFundMe page to help.
Mario Viola has been there for our children. Now we can be there for him. (Click here to help.)
Thank you so much for sharing this, Dan. Mario is a very special person to our family – and so many families in Westport. He has been a total difference maker as our son started Kindergarten (that’s our Max in the first photo!) and I’ve heard that sentiment from so many others. There couldn’t be a more phenomenal guy to help in his time of need.