“Cry Me a River” singer, Justin Timberlake was made aware of a teen with cerebral palsy’s crowdfunding campaign with the goal of buying a custom-made wheelchair-accessible van. In an act of good faith, he personally paid for the van to be built and delivered to the teen’s house.
Jake Stitt and his family were all very excited about the very generous donation Timberlake made. His father, Tim Stitt, spoke to WJHL and said, “He caught the story and was just very touched with what was going on with this thing and he wanted to reach out and decided that he wanted to purchase the van for Jacob and his needs. It was just a very blessing to be able to speak to that gentleman and for him to be able to meet Jake and see what he needed.”
He continued, “It’s going to make his life much easier as we go into our future and it’s going to make my life a lot easier because there’s not many people that can lift him up and sit him in a van like he needs. It’s going to make our lives so much easier because of the independence he’s going to have as a young man now.”
Justin Timberlake got on a Zoom call with the family on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving to give them the good news.
Tim Stitt finished by saying, “God’s always provided for us and we keep our faith and we’re thankful every day. It is a true meaning to thanksgiving and all that’s happened and stuff and it’s a blessing to our family to make us be able to have peace and relax more and not have to have worries is amazing. It’s very humbling.”
Lead image screenshot via Justin Timberlake/Instagram/WJHL.