Family surprises mother's caregiver with nursing school tuition

Wright family with RonTunDe Hector who was the personal caregiver for Judy Wright.

Story highlights

  • RonTunDe Hector took care of Judy Wright in her final days
  • Caregiver and Wright's son crossed paths years earlier in a random act of kindness

(CNN)Chris Wright was checking on his sick mother in early July when the nurse who was caring for her spoke those devastating words. "She didn't think my mom would make it through the day," Wright told CNN.

His mom, Judy Wright, was battling Parkinson's disease. She made it through that day. But her son -- and Judy Wright's nursing aide, RonTunDe Hector -- knew she didn't have long.