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Teen wins sold out PlayStation 5 in raffle then gifts it to his 10-year-old neighbor battling brain cancer

Teen wins sold out PlayStation 5 in raffle then gifts it to his 10-year-old neighbor battling brain cancer

“I just think all the materialistic things aren’t important as the smile I could put on his face.”

Teen wins sold out PlayStation 5 in raffle then gifts it to his 10-year-old neighbor battling brain cancer
Teen wins sold out PlayStation 5 in raffle then gifts it to his 10-year-old neighbor battling brain cancer. Courtesy Roman Athletics

Christmas came early this year for a 10-year-old boy battling brain cancer. Sonny Boyd was recovering from a recent surgery and leg injury when he was surprised by his neighbor, 16-year-old Angel Ortero, with the highly coveted, and sold out, PlayStation 5.

Angel and his mother recently won the popular gaming console through a raffle – for Angel, it was a dream come true. But instead of keeping the machine for himself, Angel decided he wanted to gift it to Sonny.

“Me being a 16-year-old kid I was just excited to play it, but I thought [about Sonny and his] happiness being at such a young age and what he’s been gone through,” Ortero said.

Teen wins sold out PlayStation 5 in raffle then gifts it to his 10-year-old neighbor battling brain cancer
Teen wins sold out PlayStation 5 in raffle then gifts it to his 10-year-old neighbor battling brain cancer. Courtesy Roman Athletics

“I just think all the materialistic things aren’t important as the smile I could put on his face,” Angel added.

Extra Gift Giving

Angel ended up getting a gift back from Sonny’s mother. She insisted he take some money for the PS5. But being the kind-hearted soul he is, Angel decided to use it to give back to more children.

Teen wins sold out PlayStation 5 in raffle then gifts it to his 10-year-old neighbor battling brain cancer
Teen wins sold out PlayStation 5 in raffle then gifts it to his 10-year-old neighbor battling brain cancer. Courtesy Roman Athletics

“I wanted that gift to be from me to Sonny. So I took the money, bought as many toys as I could [and] I will be donating them to my grandmom,” Angel said.

Angel’s grandmother is a pastor and will be sending the gifts to underprivileged kids in the Dominican Republic.

Angel Ortero sitting in front of the toys he bought to donate to kids in DR.
Angel Ortero sitting in front of the toys he bought to donate to kids in DR. Courtesy of Courtesy Roman Athletics.

“I’m just keeping in mind all the hard things going around, the pandemic, all the struggles people are going through, and if I could use my blessings and spread it with others just means the most to me,” the teen said.

Thank you for your kind heart and generous spirit, Angel. It’s people like you who step in and make a positive impact on the world. And stay strong, Sonny, we have high hopes for a full recovery and a bright future. Have a majical day everyone.


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