Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson has always been one of the most influential players when it comes to contributing to his local community–with one of his biggest projects being his foundation for Pancreatic Cancer. On Tuesday, Jackson provided one local family a trip to the grocery store they will remember for the rest of their lives.
According to Les Bowen of Philly.com, the Eagles wideout took the Sanderson family of Overbrook on a shopping spree by paying for their groceries at a local Shop Rite in Philadelphia. Jackson decided to hold a writing contest to determine the winner and chose the Sanderson family that consists of four children–one of which has a genetic disorder caused by a brain injury suffered at birth that requires expensive treatment.
“I just really thought it was important to come out and do this,” Jackson said courtesy of Bowen. “We researched a couple of families, and we just felt this family was needy. It’s really good to get into other people’s worlds, to see what they go through. They weren’t able to get a lot of junk food (for Joshua). They had to eat a lot of vegetables, a lot of organic food … that’s something I’m not used to. I go to the store, I get a lot of candy.”
It’s always great to hear about players taking the time out of their busy schedules and help individuals in need. From what the video shows below, the Sanderson family had a blast shopping with Jackson and this is something they will remember for the rest of their lives.
Thanks to NBC 10 in Philadelphia for the video below.
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