NFL Players Huddle for Young Survivor of Hudson River Drowning (Video)

Ray Lewis and La'Shaun Armstrong, the lone survivor of his mother's attempt to drown herself and children.

On April 12, an unspeakable tragedy unfolded in Newburgh, Ny., when a 25-year old mother drowned three of her children and herself by driving into the Hudson river after an argument with her boyfriend.  Ever since the unimaginable incident happened, NFL players and former NFL players have taken the lone surviving child under their wing.  But one player stands out above the rest.

When Ray Lewis, the All-Pro linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens, heard about the horrific story he immediately rallied to the side of 10-year-old La’Shaun Armstrong to find out what he could do to assist this young man, who at his young age had experienced one of the worst tragedies of any human being.  Not only did Ray Lewis come to him with open arms, he brought along the United Athletes Foundation and other NFL’ers are making sure La’Shaun’s future is sunny with opportunities and promise.

They are looking to raise money for tutoring, a scholarship, and anything it takes to support his well-being. Lewis has already given $10,000 from his own pocket as the first investment in the young man’s future.  Check out Ray Lewis and other honorable men from the NFL that have stood up to help out La’Shaun and his family.  Hats off to these guys!

-J.C. Brooks



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