Theballerlife.com just heard some really sad news about a recently married couple in Atlanta. Retired NFL player Chris Draft, 35, lost his lovely wife Keasha Rutledge-Draft to cancer one month after they were married.
Yesterday, ESPN ran a feature story on NFL star Charles Tillman and his young daughter’s fight to survive a deadly undetected heart muscle disease called Cardiomyopathy.
During the interview, Tillman and his wife Jackie ,discuss the pain and sorrow they endured while having to watch their daughter Tianna use an experimental artificial heart device to live while waiting for a heart transplant.
The parents of the Florida A&M drum major Robert Champion, who allegedly died from a violent hazing, said they intend to sue the university and possibly the school’s recently fired band director Julian White.
According to ABC News, police and former band members say Champion was likely forced to walk through a “gauntlet of fists” during the hazing. He reportedly vomited and said he couldn’t breathe moments before his death.
Check out this emotional and inspiring story on how former NBA star Wayman Tisdale struggled with bone cancer and used music to help him cope during his struggle.
Doctors discovered Tisdale’s bone cancer after he fell down a flight of stairs and broke his leg. After going through several unsuccessful treatments of chemotherapy, Tisdale had part of his right leg amputated because of the bone cancer. Soon after, Tisdale turned to his music for inspiration and motivation.
Check out this ESPN feature story on how Philadelphia Eagles star DeSean Jackson took time out to help mentor and encourage a 13-year-old bully victim, who happen to be one of his biggest fans.
Nadin Khoury was bullied by seven classmates who videotaped the assault and put it on YouTube. After constant pressure from his mother, Nadin finally found the courage to go to the police and eventually the seven bullies were arrested.
After the horrible incident, Khoury and his favorite NFL football player, Jackson, decided to team up together and speak out against school bullying.
Watch the heartfelt story below:
New Orleans Saints superstar tight end Jimmy Graham sat down with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols to talk about his painful childhood of being abused and not loved by his biological mother.
Graham shares a very sad story about when he was just 11 years old, his biological mother drove him to a local group home for juvenile delinquents/orphans, and unexpectedly dropped him off.
After 9 months of pleading for his mother to take him back, she eventually gave in and brought him back home. However, Graham’s troubles continued to exist because his mother’s live-in boyfriend would beat him for no reason on a regular while his mother would ignore the situation.
On this week’s episode of ‘Surprise Homecoming,’ a U.S. soldier surprises his two kids at church with a very emotional homecoming.
Sgt. Lee, a single parent dad, had been stationed in Iraq on a year-long deployment, but finally came home for an emotional surprise reunion with his two kids. Posing as a guest singer, Sgt. Lee waited with a microphone outside the church doors, made his grand entrance singing ‘Glory Glory, Hallelujah.’