Eagles’ Jalen Hurts donates $30,000 to a family that has a child battling cancer for a new home

Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts has had a busy rookie season. Hurts, who was drafted in the second round of the 2020 draft, started the final four games of the season.

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While Hurts has been getting acclimated to life in the NFL, he, like a few other Eagles, wanted to find a way to give back to a family in need.

Hurts reached out to the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a nonprofit organization that helps raise money that helps support families whose children have been diagnosed with cancer and help fund research to end the disease.

Co-Executive Director of the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Liz Scott said Hurts helped out Erick, a 7-year-old boy who is battling cancer, and his Nottingham, PA family consisting of Erick’s mom Amanda and four siblings, by donating $30,000 toward a new home.

Hurts went to meet Erick, who was living with his family in a two-bedroom trailer. Hurts spent some time talking to Erick and playing catch with him before presenting the $30,000 check. Erick also drew a picture for Hurts that the quarterback said would be placed in his locker.

Hurts said he had long wanted to work with Alex’s Lemonade Stand, saying he wore cleats with the foundation’s logo during the game Hurts played against the Green Bay Packers. That was the game during which Hurts threw his first NFL touchdown.

“One thing that I like to do is to be encouraging at all times and uplift those around me,” Hurts said. “I just wanted to make an impact in the city of Philadelphia and this area.”

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