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Jeter reaches out to Sandy Hook victim’s family

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Dec 20, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Derek Jeter. Good guy.

Yesterday, the Yankees captain called the mother of Sandy Hook Elementary teacher Vicki Soto, who was killed last week during the Newtown massacre. Jeter called on the day Vicki was buried.

“It was a surprise and unexpected,” Soto’s cousin, James Wiltsie, told the Daily News. “Donna was ecstatic over it and very happy. She spoke to him for quite some time.”

Wiltsie said no one from the family reached out and asked for the phone call, but it still happened. Nicely done by Jeter, bringing at least a moment of happiness to a remarkably sad and tragic situation.

“People like Jeter have reached out,” Wiltsie said. “It brings some comfort to know that people recognize Vicki as a hero.”

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