WINDSOR — Steve Taylor doesn’t know Jason and Brenna Wadsworth.
Taylor heard about their struggles with 3-year-old daughter Delaney, who passed away March 13, 2011, from brain cancer, but he has never met them.
When Taylor, 60, the owner of Peak Kia North in Windsor, heard about the Wadsworths’ most recent setback, he knew it was his time to act so he made a spur of the moment decision to do so.
Taylor sent a $7,500 check to the Wadsworth family on Thursday after hearing that their home in east Eaton was burglarized Tuesday.
“Oh, wow. That’s pretty awesome,” Brenna said.
“We’re very grateful, for sure,” said Jason, as he was holding 4-month-old Trinity Delaney. “We know that no matter what has all happened to us, we know that there’s way more good than bad in this world. We both believe that. We’re very positive people. We know that good things happen to us and this is proof. There’s good people out there that will put a hand out to somebody who has no idea who we are. This is a lot of money for me. I don’t make that much money.”
According to Weld County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Tim Schwartz, one of the sheriff’s deputies responded to the home in east Eaton after Jason Wadsworth called at about 6:26 p.m. Tuesday regarding a burglary at the house they’re fixing up. Schwartz said Wadsworth, who works construction, reported that tools and some paint were taken. There are no suspects at this time.
“It’s incomprehensible to me after all these people have been through how some pieces of garbage could break into their house and steal their things,” Taylor said. “Sometimes people need a hand up and not a hand out. If anybody needs some help, it’s them. They’re doing a little fixer-upper on their house and maybe that will speed up the process for them. It’s a good thing to help out on. It’s not a cause that gets a whole bunch of fingers into it. They get all of it, and they get the full impact of it. That’s important to me as well.”
This isn’t the first time Taylor has helped someone in need.
“I’m kind of a softie when it comes to that sort of thing,” Taylor said. “I’ve been very blessed in my life and just happy to help when I can sometimes. It makes you feel great, man. I’ve never met them, and I look forward to meeting them.”
— Tribune reporter Whitney Phillips contributed to this story.