NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Yankees HOPE Week is wrapping up, but not before one teen received the surprise of his life.
HOPE Week is a weeks worth of inspirational stories and moments for some very special people. The “HOPE” stands for Helping Others Persevere and Excel.
As CBS 2’s Otis Livingston reported on Friday, Quai Jefferson thought he was being honored for his athletic accomplishments, but the two-sport star athlete at St. Joe’s of Montvale got more than he ever expected on the final day of HOPE Week.
One by one the stars of the New York Yankees — Mark Texiera, C.C. Sabathia, Dellin Betances and more — arrived to honor Jefferson for his off the field commitment as primary care giver to his mother Vaida, who has had multiple sclerosis since he was six years old.