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Jalen Hurts surprises cancer patient’s family with $30,000 donation for a new home

Jalen Hurts runs off the field in celebrating a win for Eagles in his first start
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As if there wasn’t enough reason to love Jalen Hurts, he made a gesture to a family in need on Wednesday that went above and beyond.

Hurts surprised a young cancer patients family with a donation of $30,000 in order to help improve their living situation through the challenging process.

“The fun things I’ll remember from this day is, obviously, the reaction, but spending time with Erick and his siblings, throwing the ball, playing catch outside, signing his jersey, signing the ball,” Hurts said. “He gave me a nice picture. I really appreciate that. I’m going to hang that up in my locker as soon as I get back.

“I’m happy they’re happy. I’m praying for nothing but positivity and sending them nothing but blessings moving forward, so it was a good day. Today was a great day.”

Hurts partnered with the foundation, Alex’s Lemonade Stand which focuses on helping children with cancer. The foundation first began from the actions of 4-year-old Alex Scott who held a fundraiser in her front yard selling lemonade. When cancer took her life in 2004, Alex was able to raise $1 million dollars and inspire others to join the fight to help cure childhood cancer.

This foundation is special to Hurts who also highlighted it during the annual My Cause, My Cleats game last season.

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Patrick Dowd is a Reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via Pat_Dowd77

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