Josh Katrick, 36, diagnosed with colon cancer last July just finished his eighth round of chemotherapy. He learned that he had just won a lottery: one year of free pizza from a local pizza parlor. Roughly 1,200 people entered the contest. According to WFMZ the winner was randomly chosen by a computer, and that winner was Josh Katrick. However, instead of keeping the pizza for himself, he chose to give it away to a local food bank in Northampton, Pennsylvania.
Katrick told WFMZ-TV: “I’ve been getting so much from family, friends, people I don’t even know well, the last few months. Getting so much love and support…I just wanted to give back to people that could use it more than I could.”
When the pizza restaurant’s management heard of Katrick’s plans to donate the winnings, they decided to choose an additional winner: both Katrick and the Northampton food bank. They’re very happy with their decision.
“It’s better to give than receive, and especially during this time of year, it’s a great time to think about that and see examples of it around town,” Giuseppe Aiello, son of one of the shop’s co-owners, told WFMZ. “And this time of year, doing what we’re doing, I can’t think of anything better,” added Frank Grigoli, the restaurant’s manager.
We hope Josh has a speedy recovery.