Fan, a 22-year-old Massachusetts man, received a paintball mask and a paintballs mask from a local paintball club.
He told CBS Boston affiliate WBZ-TV, “It was the first time I ever had something like that in my life.”
A family member, who is also a member of the paintball team, provided the paintballs and the mask, WBZ reported.
According to the website PaintballMassachusetts.com, the mask can be used to help the sufferer breathe while the paint is sprayed on their face.
The family of a friend who died after a brush-on paintball accident also got a mask, and another family member got the paint balls, WBz reported.
“I just wanted to give back and show that people are out there who are fighting to make it to the top,” James Hines told WBZ.
“There’s still some people who are going to be down and need to take some time to make sure they’re safe, and this is just another tool for them to help do that.”