Simone Biles just did an amazing thing for her friend Suni Lee and her dad. After growing close to her fellow Olympian and witnessing the bond between the father-daughter duo, the 24-year-old Biles took it upon herself to gift Mr. Lee a brand-new wheelchair. Allow us to explain.
After returning home from the Tokyo Olympics, Lee celebrated her medals with her family back in Minnesota, including her father, John, who, due to a ladder accident, has been paralyzed from the chest down since 2019. Since his accident, John has been able to get around only by a manual wheelchair, which is usually pushed by his son, Lucky.
Wanting to help, Biles recently teamed up with the Today show to gift John an electric wheelchair from Quantum Rehab. Today’s Natalie Morales broke the news during an interview with John when she played him a clip from his daughter’s teammate. Watch the footage below.