NFL star Von Miller puts in work on AND off the field.
The Denver Broncos linebacker announced his “Von Sacks COVID” relief campaign on Monday (May 25). He plans to provide 580,000 meals for kids who are at home and unable to get their daily breakfast and/or lunch due to school closings.
Miller, who was diagnosed with COVID-19 in April, says,
“What we have seen over the past two months is unprecedented. The coronavirus has affected everyone in some way. I have spent the past few weeks social distancing as I recover from the virus myself. But there are thousands of kids in my home states of Colorado and Texas who are unable to get daily meals because schools are closed for the foreseeable future. In fact, 1 in 7 kids already live with hunger.
The decorated defensive back says his goal is to help kids in need and spread knowledge about the COVID-19.
“I just want to do as much as I can to spread awareness. To be honest, whenever this virus started, I was trying to stay out the way. I was trying to stay home, stay out the way and wait this thing out. I ended up getting the virus at home. That’s when it really hit me, like, just staying low and social distancing ain’t enough. I’ve got to do my part.”
He also opened up about his own experience with the Coronavirus:
“Not being able to breathe. I got asthma, but it was past the asthma attack — like my lungs were constricting. My asthma nebulizer helped, but it still didn’t feel like it was supposed to. That was the most frightening part. Just going to sleep knowing that my oxygen level could drop and I could wake up and have to go to the hospital.
Miller is only the second active NFL player to test positive for the virus.
We are so happy to see him use his platform to give back!
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