Eli Manning still making an impact
Former New York Giants’ quarterback Eli Manning is still doing great things off the field now that his football career is over after teaming up with Make-A-Wish New Jersey.
Manning accepted $10,000 on behalf of Tackle Kids Cancer (TKC), which was in honor of 2 1/2-year-old Penelope Lindsay of Garfield.
Unfortunately, Penny developed stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma just last summer and after an eight month long battle, she unfortunately passed away.
“She was perfect,” said Penny’s parents, Cassandra Izquierdo and Jack Lindsay, per mycentraljersey.com.
Manning expressed his condolences to the family and also thanked them for “their dedication and selflessness.”
“The Make-A-Wish Foundation and Tackle Kids cancer are two organizations that are very dear to me,” said Manning, who led his team to two Super Bowls and continues to encourage the team’s participation in Make-A-Wish and TKC events. “How often do you get to make a wish come true for these kids and families that are going through a tough time? So, the Giants organizations and all the coaches made it a priority to grant those wishes. I was always honored to be there and be a part of that. To see those kids and their spirit is always amazing. Their attitude is always an inspiration to me.”
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