“Collectively as a TikTok community, we all came together, and we were able to raise $12,000 for this amazing person,” Valdez told KLS.
This past Tuesday, Newey got a surprise delivery at his own home. Valdez showed up at his door with a t-shirt that read ‘Hello, are you looking for some pizza?’ in one hand—and a check for $12,069 in the other.
The former ski champion, who was working as many as 30 hours a week to supplement his Social Security, was overcome with emotion by the generosity of so many strangers. “How do I ever say thank you? I don’t know what to say,” Newey told Deseret News.
I never had one of these, but I do remember putting my baby in a laundry basket to ride in the car. Scary by today’s standards. I would put all of her necessaries (diapers etc) on the bottom of the basket and pop her on top for a ride to grandma’s house.