ALYSSA Valdez may have gone far with sheer talent and volleyball skills, but she’ll never forget her roots — including her family, who’s stayed by her side through and through.
Now, it’s payback time for the Phenom as she surprised her parents with a brand-new Honda car they could use for their daily transport in Batangas.
“Sa buong time na nag-aaral ako, lahat pino-provide sa akin ng parents ko, so today, sana maging masaya sila sa ibinigay kong gift sa kanila,” she said.
Alyssa is the only girl among her three brothers. And her parents have always been supportive of her aspiration in her volleyball career and outside of sports.
The Creamline star documented the whole experience and posted in on her YouTube channel.
She persuaded her parents to join her for lunch in a farm together with her three brothers, and that’s when she revealed the surprise.
“I am forever grateful sa lahat ng pagmamahal at support na binigay sa akin ng pamilya ko, lalo na mula sa magulang ko. Sa lahat ng sakripisyo para sa aming magkakapatid, gusto ko lang maipakita sakanila kung gaano ko sila na-appreciate and mahal. Salamat, ‘Nay at ‘Tay, para sa inyo ‘to,” she said.
With the help of her good friend and Ateneo teammate Bea de Leon, Alyssa was able to pull off her heartfelt surprise. Her parents were left speechless.