Holiday Deeds

Houston Texans DE #99

J. J. Watt is a great player for the Houston Texans’ NFL franchise.  That is not just a statement about his football skills, but also the way he uses his celebrity to better our community.

On Sunday, November 18, Willa, Aaron, and Peter Berry received a special salute from their hero, National Football League player J. J. Watt. Watt, a defensive end for the Houston Texans, has grown close to the Berry children. Their parents were killed in a 2011 car accident, which also severely injured Willa and left the boys paralyzed from the waist down and in wheelchairs.

Recently, Watt and the children were playing wheelchair basketball. Watt said,
“They said they’re going to be watching the game. They said give us a signal.
I said OK, when I get a sack, I’ll do the wheelchair.” His next sack came when
he sacked the Jacksonville Jaguars’ quarterback, Chad Henne. Watt jumped up and
imitated someone spinning the wheels of a wheelchair.

Do you have any great ideas for a holiday good deed?  So many of us have so much, and I was just wondering what we might be able to do during this season to spread a bit of cheer.

I would love you to share your ideas in the comments below.

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16 thoughts on “Holiday Deeds

  1. Ernie says:

    It’s great to have stories like these on the front line. I still remember what Tulo & the Rockies did for my late grandson!

  2. George J Lloyd says:

    I don’t know J.J. but this is a lovely story about being human. 🙂

  3. Frithjof says:

    It’s so refreshing to read a story about an athlete using his fame positively. One of our Canadian Football players just got in hot water for tweeting a stupid “joke”
    Thanks for sharing!

  4. Mika Douglas says:

    Openly acknowledge others in anyway possible. A warm and sincerely smile, embrace, kind and loving word are gifts that we all long for.

  5. Biere-Luc says:

    Always great stuff here. I don’t like football, but I like your WP blog for sure! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  6. Dave Meyer says:

    It’s great to see an athlete doing something so admirable. They could all take some cues from him.

  7. Paula Henry says:

    Such a small gesture, but I’m sure meant so much to these children! One of our favorite things to do is adopt a family for Christmas.

  8. return man 2 says:

    Have you ever thought about writing an ebook or guest
    return man 2

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