Bussey, Iowa, may make you homesick for a place you’ve probably never been. Just 422 people live there — but this small town has made a big difference in Todd Spaur’s life.
“The whole community helped me raise my three kids,” Spaur explained, “because I had my hands full, being a single dad.”
Two decades ago, Spaur was in a terrible accident. After his car flipped off a highway, he lay trapped for more than 16 hours, hidden by underbrush. He could not call for help or crawl away because he’d broken his back, his neck and most of the bones in his face. “I just wanted to die,” he said.