Like most of us, DeBella says he heard about Loren’s story online. Except DeBella managed to do a little more: He tracked down the Smith family to announce his donation to the youngster on WMGK today.
“There are a lot of things you can do in this world, and it’s amazing how easy it is sometimes to make someone else’s life better,” DeBella says. “I was trying to explain to him that he was doing a bigger favor for me than I was doing for him.”
The cards, it turns out, actually come from DeBella’s adult son, who built his own collection as a kid. Now, with his son fully grown, DeBella says he saw the perfect opportunity to help out a kid in need.
“My son has absolutely no desire to own these cards anymore,” DeBella says. “My son is 32, so probably a vast majority of the players in these cards are not only not playing, a lot of them are probably dead.”