Rather than sleep in, high school students shovel snow for neighbor on dialysis

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Rather than sleep in on a snowy school day, a group of high school seniors awoke before dawn Monday to shovel a neighbor’s driveway to ensure an ambulance would be able to pick her up for a dialysis procedure.

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Patrick Lanigan and his friends played video games early into the morning to make sure they were awake at 4 a.m., WABC reported.

By 4:30 a.m., they started shoveling several inches of snow from neighbor Natalie Blair's driveway, the Morristown Daily Record reported. It was clear 30 minutes later so an ambulance could pick her up for a 6 a.m. dialysis appointment, WABC reported.

"I looked out the front window and I'm like, the whole driveway's clear," Blair, who is awaiting a kidney transplant, told WABC. "(Patrick's) a wonderful young man. He's an example of what we have that we never talk about."

Patrick was helped by friends Justin Stanton, Chris Leibfred, Tyler Grieco and Amon Sharafi, the Daily Record reported.

"We heard that it was successful," Patrick told the Daily Record.