PHOENIX — One mistaken phone number digit on a text message from Abby Fink to her church friend Alex Jakeman led to an act of kindness from a total stranger.
When Fink sent her intended text to Jakeman, the message accidentally went to a man named Bill, who made the most of his opportunity.
The first message asked for a good time to drop off a meal for Jakeman’s family who has a 4-year-old named Noah who suffers from Lennox Gastaut Syndrome and has spent significant time at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
Bill replied to the message with a joke about how he didn’t like seafood.
Then, after more back and forth between Bill and Abby, Bill began to take interest in Noah’s illness and offered what he could do to help.
For Bill, prayers weren’t enough. So he took to social media and began raising money on his Facebook page to help the family pay for medical expenses.
He was also able to get people to donate cards and blood for Noah.
Bill, a single father, wanted to use the opportunity to show his son what good people are supposed to do.
He plans to drop the gift off in person to Noah next week. Noah’s GoFundMe page has generated more than $14,000.
Noah was taken out of the Intensive Care Unit of PCH but remains in the hospital as his recovery process continues.