HAZLETON -- At the end of December, we told you about a family in Hazleton who needed a special bed for their son with cerebral palsy.
Our own Joe Snedeker offered to jump in the backyard pond if the money was raised, and within two days, an anonymous donor capped off the $15,000 needed.
"It keeps him secure at night. We don't have to worry about him falling or anything happening to him," said Joey's father Joseph Jones, about his son's new bed.
Joey's parents are overwhelmed by the idea that their son has been able to safely sleep by himself at night, and by the generosity of their community.
Back in December, we told you about Joey and his family trying to raise the money for this special bed.
Our own Joe Snedeker decided to help, offering to jump in WNEP's backyard pond if the money was raised.
"We didn't expect any of that, somehow he just got on. After that it just went viral, after Joe said he was going to jump in the pond," said Jones.
Within a day, an anonymous viewer who had seen the challenge called the family.
"He said, 'How much do you have?' I said, 'About $6000.' He said, 'Well, I am going to give you the other $9,000.' I just got emotional. I just had to pull over," said family friend Tony Colombo.
Joey, age 15, is unable to speak but he grabbed our mic during an interview with mom, as if to tell her to express his gratitude.
"The support has just been overwhelming," said Joey's mother Patti Jones. "I just can't say that enough. We were astonished on how it ended up."
The family had one last thank you they wanted to say face to face with our Joe Snedeker. So we got him on video chat.
"I just saw the story and I thought, 'I've got to do my part. You know me, I thought I'd do something silly to get attention and it worked!" said Snedeker.
With some of the extra money raised, the Jones family felt compelled to pay it forward, surprising Joe Snedeker with a $500 donation to Go Joe 19.