Writer Jodi Moore (writerjodimoore) wrote,
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Most Valuable Players

 As I sit writing this blog on Super Bowl Sunday, I have a confession. I don’t really care about football. Not a very popular view when one is a graduate of Penn State University and lives right smack in the middle of PA, almost equidistant between Philadelphia (home of the Eagles) and Pittsburgh (Steeler Country), but you’ll have this.

What I do care about is bullying. Specifically, putting a stop to bullying.

This past Thursday on The View, the ladies featured a very special young man and his family. Thirteen-year old Nadin Khoury had been maliciously bullied by some teenagers, where he was not only beaten, he was suspended from a fence. This courageous teen went on national TV to share his story in the hope of bringing awareness to the situation and to encourage others to help end such senseless violence.

My heart twisted and broke as I listened; my eyes filled with tears. And yet, by the end of the segment, my heart filled with hope. As a surprise, Philadelphia Eagles’ players DeSean Jackson, Todd Herremans and Jamaal Jackson arrived on stage to offer their support and to applaud Nadin’s strength and integrity. DeSean Jackson, Nadin’s favorite player, put his arm around the young man, calling him “brave” and mentioned that if he ever needed anyone, they had his back.

Then Jackson took the shirt right off of his back, autographed it and gave it to the emotional Khoury. There was not a dry eye to be found.

So, no, I didn’t really pay much attention to the Super Bowl. In my mind, the most valuable players - the heros - were on The View last Thursday. At least, that’s what methinks.
Tags: bullies heros eagles
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