Four months ago, Willie Partee welcomed his son, Deandre, into the world, but within weeks, that happy experience was followed by a succession of heartbreaking experiences, starting with the sudden death of Deandre's mother, who suffered an aneurism.
Almost at the same time, the Bellwood man's car broke down and he lost his job.
His aunt, Natosha Lee of Flossmoor, saw the Homewood Chevy Cares annual new car giveaway contest as an opportunity to help her nephew begin to recover from tragedy and setbacks. She nominated him to be this year's . . .