Wesley Ryan sold his cherished white 1993 Ford Mustang GT to help pay
for her medical bills.
His son, Jake, said that selling the car was “one of the biggest
sacrifices I’ve seen him have to make for us, for all of us. I know how
much it broke him in half seeing that car drive away from him. A day
I’ll never forget.” .
With so many years
passed, Wesley, 47, had no idea what was about to happen when his wife
and kids blindfolded him in a department store parking lot earlier this
month, then broke down in tears when they revealed the Mustang on the
back of a flatbed truck.
The touching moment was captured and posted to Jake’s Facebook page.
told the San Antonio Express-News that he came across the car while
perusing Craigslist a couple of years ago, but couldn’t close a deal.
When it popped up again recently, he, his sister, Jeni and her boyfriend
all chipped in to buy it.
In a sad twist of fate, the seller
was letting it go because her own mother had contracted ovarian cancer
and they needed the money for treatment.
Mr. Wesley told the Express-News that what his children did for him “shows where they are: they are balanced human beings.
My wife and I have succeeded, we’ve raised productive adults, it’s the strongest, most powerful feeling that a parent can have.”