As the Stitt family was trying to raise funds to purchase a wheelchair-accessible van for their 17-year-old son suffering from cerebral palsy, to improve his quality of life, they never expected it to come from a star. However, this never prevented Justin Timberlake from coming in to make their dream a reality.
When fellow Tennesseean Timberlake learned of the Stitts’ crowdfunding campaign, he didn’t just hop on the bandwagon, he decided to pay for Jake’s custom-built van and arranged to have it delivered to the family.
In an interview with news channel WJHL, Tim Stitt said:
He caught the story and was just very touched… and he wanted to reach out. “It was just a blessing to be able to speak to that gentleman and for him to be able to meet Jake and see what he needed.Tim Stitt
Justin Timberlake broke the news to Jake during a Zoom call. Then, on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, a parade made its way to the Stitts’ house, heralding the van’s arrival.
The entire family, including Jake, was ecstatic. Almost as priceless as the van itself is the independence it can afford Jake and his caregivers in Morristown.
While the Stitts had already raised a substantial sum toward the purchase of the van, Justin Timberlake’s gift made it possible for that money to be used for Jake’s future care and expenses.
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… 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.Tim Stitt