Pool Donated To Dad With Cancer

Pool Donated To Dad With Cancer


WE HAVE A STORY ABOUT A FATHER FIGHTING TERMINAL CANCER AND A WISH FROM HIS 10- YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER. THERE’S ALSO THE STRANGER WHO MADE IT HAPPEN. CINDY HSU REPORTS FROM NEW CITY, ROCKLAND COUNTY. Reporter: IMPORTANT CONSTRUCTION GOING ON IN THE BACKYARD OF THE FAMILY FACING TOUGH TIMES EVER SINCE ALAN WAS DIAGNOSED WITH BLOOD CANCER EIGHT MONTHS AGO. IT’S BEEN ESPECIALLY HARD ON HIS YOUNGEST DAUGHTER SKYLER. HE IS MY HERO. Reporter: HE IS A PLUMBER AND HAS BEEN A VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER FOR NEARLY 24 YEARS. HIS DAUGHTERS WERE LOOKING FORWARD TO SWIMMING WITH HIM THIS SUMMER. THE FAMILY WOULD NORMALLY SWIM AT THE TOWN POOL BUT ALAN HAD A STEM CELL TRANSPLANT THREE MONTHS AGO SO HE CAN’T BE EXPOSED TO A LOT OF GERMS. SO WITHOUT TELLING ANYONE, HIS DAUGHTER WROTE A LETTER AND EMAIL IT TO LOCAL POOL COMPANIES. HI MY NAME IS SCHUYLER. MY DAD IS SICK WITH TERMINAL CANCER. Reporter: HE HAD BEEN SAVING FOR YEARS TO GET A POOL FOR THE GIRLS. THE MONEY HE HAS SAVED WAS USED FOR THE MEDICAL BILLS. IT WAS GOING TO BE AN ABOVE GROUND POOL AND I HAVE $925. 3. HE CAME TO CHINA TO GET ME AND MY SISTER. I’M HEARTBROKEN. MAYBE I CAN WORK OUT A PAYMENT PLAN. ANDY WAS BLOWN AWAY AND GOT MOM ON THE PHONE. MY NAME IS ANDREW FROM WEST ROCK POOLS. SOMEBODY HAS BEEN REACHING OUT TO ME. SHE YELLS, SCHUYLER, COME OVER HERE. HAVE YOU BEEN TRYING TO REACH OUT TO SOMEBODY AT A POOL STORE? THEY BOTH CRIED. Reporter: THE NEXT THING I KNOW SHE COMES RUNNING IN SAYING DADDY WE’RE GETTING A POOL. AND, UM, I WAS JUST SO OVERWHELMED THAT THIS MAN COULD BE SO GENEROUS. [ CRYING ] TO OUR FAMILY. Reporter: THE POOL IS GOING UP. AND SO ARE THE MEDICAL BILLS. NOW THE FOCUS IS APPRECIATING EACH DAY. THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE A GOOD SUMMER WITH SWIMMING WITH THEIR FATHER. THAT WAS THEIR BIGGEST WISH.