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Postby stomperrob » Mon Apr 13, 2009 1:59 pm

We're used to seeing numerous articles here about players getting in trouble for their actions, nice to see guys getting mentioned doing good deeds for a change. Media needs to give more props to those who are trying to make a difference:

Bears duo give gift from the heart
Posted: April 10th, 2009 |
NFL.com Staff | Tags: Adewale Ogunleye, Chicago Bears, Israel Idonije

Bears defensive end Adewale Ogunleye, a native of Nigeria, read a newspaper story about a 4-year-old Nigerian girl who was scheduled to have heart surgery in Austin, Texas.

The only catch? Heart Gift, the American organization paying for her surgery, could not foot the bill for the girl’s travel expenses. Ogunleye, along with teammate Israel Idonije, who were both in Nigeria recently on a goodwill trip, agreed to pay for airline tickets for the girl and her mother, according to the Chicago Tribune.

“We both wanted to be a part of helping them,” Ogunleye said. “We checked out the organization [in Texas] to make sure it was legit and just took one look at her little girl and it was a no-brainer. We did what anybody in our position would do.”

Ogunleye plans to visit the girl in Austin after her surgery
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Re: Class act by a couple Bears!

Postby iamgregg » Mon Apr 13, 2009 3:42 pm

Out of all the stories about players being tasered, drink driving, even killing people, it's alwasy refreshing and heart warming to see a story like this. ;-D
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Re: Class act by a couple Bears!

Postby steelerfan513 » Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:10 pm

What happened to stomper's tradition of posting stories that make us cry or doubt the intelligence or compassion of human kind? :-? ;-)
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Re: Class act by a couple Bears!

Postby Guru13 » Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:25 pm

steelerfan513 wrote:What happened to stomper's tradition of posting stories that make us cry or doubt the intelligence or compassion of human kind? :-? ;-)

ya, he's strangely out of character. :-b
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Re: Class act by a couple Bears!

Postby flotsamnjetsam » Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:48 am

FantasyFutballGuru13 wrote:
steelerfan513 wrote:What happened to stomper's tradition of posting stories that make us cry or doubt the intelligence or compassion of human kind? :-? ;-)

ya, he's strangely out of character. :-b



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Good story. Glad to see some good news out of the NFL for a change. ;-D
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Re: Class act by a couple Bears!

Postby stomperrob » Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:50 pm

flotsamnjetsam wrote:
FantasyFutballGuru13 wrote:
steelerfan513 wrote:What happened to stomper's tradition of posting stories that make us cry or doubt the intelligence or compassion of human kind? :-? ;-)

ya, he's strangely out of character. :-b



:-b


Good story. Glad to see some good news out of the NFL for a change. ;-D


Yeh, dunno what came over me - must have caught me at a weak moment! ;-) :-b
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Re: Class act by a couple Bears!

Postby dmacblue » Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:56 am

Beautiful act by a couple of true heroes......
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