Report: 9-Year-Old Stabbing Victim Gets Care Package From Derek Jeter

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The boy who survived an attack by a man who plunged a 4-inch hunting knife in his back five times has received a special delivery.

The boy was just 8-years-old when Evan Sachs, 23, attacked him at a Dave & Buster’s restaurant in Westbury in October of 2010. Sachs was sentenced to 14 years in prison after pleading guilty to the attack.

After the sentencing in September, Newsday reports Nassau Court Judge Jerald Carter asked the parents of the boy who his favorite sports star was. The answer was Derek Jeter.

As it happens, Carter reportedly played baseball in college with Jeter’s father and the two are still friends.

Several weeks later, a package arrived at the boy’s home containing a signed baseball, Derek Jeter’s autographed picture, a Yankees teddy bear and more, according to the report.

What do you make of Jeter’s reported generosity? Sound off in our comments section below.

  • Mich

    From yahoo news

    The story gets even better. When the boy’s family contacted Carter to thank him for the thoughtful gesture, they received another surprise: An invitation to sit in Jeter’s luxury suite at Yankee Stadium — and a presumable meet-n-greet with his hero — at a game next season.

  • Brooklyn Dee

    Some people are real creeps on here. Great move Jeter that’s why I always respected you .

  • Sluggo

    DJ. Always a class act.

  • Larry

    It was simply a nice thing to do and it was nice of Derek Jeter to do it!! period.

  • mj

    HOW can ANYONE put jeter down for THIS ? some people re truely idiots

  • BillN from Warwick

    Pro sports stars receive hundreds of requests for visits and other demands on their time and generosity. Demands that are impossible to meet. This poor kid was probably ecstatic to have that ball and signed photo. What a killjoy the previous commenter is. Jeter has been a great yankee his whole career.

  • Scott

    I think it is all very nice and the memory of the attack has now been replaced with getting something from Jeter that the boy will remeber and appreciate the rest of his life. if anyone finds something negative in this story, it would beg the question “What’s wrong with you”?. Good job Jeter, as with most everything you do, well done.

  • Nat

    That’s more than he gave to a child who was featured in a news story a couple years ago after having life saving surgery & happened to be named after his dad’s favorite ball player.

    Another reason to not like DJ.

  • Vik

    Instead of going out and knocking boots with a bunch of hoze “sorry, but here’s a consolation price for you kid of one of my many loose signed baseballs and other worthless paper with a fake signature” Jeter should have instead gotten his behind to go visit this poor kid. Now that’s how you show apprciation for special fans like this kid who did nothing wrong but go out and enjoy himself with his family.

    • mike

      why do some people have to be so nasty when someone tries to do something good? if you think Jeter should have done more, fine, say so without belittling him senselessly.

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