DESEAN JACKSON SCORES BIG OFF FIELD SUPPORTING GRIEVING CHILDREN
Teams up with Mommy’s Light and Daddy’s Light to Meet Kids on Game Day!
Philadelphia, PA – 9/25/12 – In 2009, DeSean Jackson and his four brothers grieved the death of their father from pancreatic cancer. “I miss him every day. He inspired me to be successful on and off the field,” says DeSean, #10, a two-time Pro Ball wide receiver, for the Philadelphia Eagles and one of the league’s most dynamic players.
In an effort to honor his father’s memory, and to help families remember the life of a deceased parent, DeSean has teamed up with the nonprofit Mommy’s Light and Daddy’s Light to make a difference. DeSean and the Philadelphia Eagles have donated a special game day experience for eight (8) families a special game day experience for eight families during the course of the 2012 NFL season.
DeSean will meet with the kids and their families after each game to talk about the traditions they enjoyed with their loved ones and the importance of honoring and celebrating their memories. “I know what a tragedy it is for families who have to deal with the death of a parent,” says DeSean. “It’s important to keep the memories and traditions alive, and I’m glad to have a chance to bring smiles to these kids’ faces.”
“DeSean understands how important it is to focus on the healing aspects of remembering the life, and the love that never goes away,” says Laura Munts, President of the Board of Directors of Mommy’s Light and Daddy’s Light. “That’s what traditions are all about, and we are grateful to team up with him to support grieving families in this exciting way.” The organization’s mission is to bring joy and comfort to the grieving children and teens by helping them to keep alive traditions and simple pleasures they shared with their mothers and fathers.
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About Mommy’s Light and Daddy’s Light:
Headquartered in Exton, Pennsylvania, and founded in 1997, Mommy’s Light and
Daddy’s Light is the nation’s sole provider of Tradition Fulfillment services to children ages 3 to 18, as well as, the only bereavement support program that happens in the child’s home environment. The organiztion has fulfilled more than 1,000 traditions and provides free bereavement education resources to families, healthcare providers, school counselors, bereavement professionals and others. For more information, visit: www.mommyslight.org
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