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The real support by the community: veteran receives a new deck to accommodate his wheelchair and five new pairs of running shoes

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida — After WPTV’s story about Randy Baker and his falling deck, people in the community have shown him a lot of support.

Baker got a new deck that could fit his wheelchair and five new pairs of running shoes. He also got a note from an anonymous grateful American.

“It says, ‘Dear Randy, My husband and I saw your segment on WPTV on Saturday morning. “We wanted to take a moment to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your service to our great country,” he said.

Another small package was wrapped up in the letter of thanks.

“When I opened it, there were eight $100 bills in there,” he said.

The money is just enough to pay Baker’s mortgage payment each month.

“When I read it, I stopped and shook my head, thinking, ‘Did this really just happen?'” he said. “Thank you so much to whoever these people are.”

Baker is very grateful, and the kind things people have done for him remind him that there are still good people in the world.

“It just makes me believe in people again. “Of course, I give thanks to God,” he said. “I’ve known for a long time that nothing just happens by chance. We will all need help at some point. Do good things for other people and look after your brother.

Raymond Simpson

Raymond Simpson is a California native, a longtime Coral Springs resident, and the Editor at TSFD. He lives with his family in Coral Springs, where you can find him on weekends running – literally running – with his two golden retrievers.

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