Delmas, Vernon Help Spread Cheer At Ronald McDonald House Of Miami

Posted Mar 26, 2014

Dolphins players help serve up pizza while spending time with the kids by answering questions, playing games, and sharing some laughs.

Arriving at the Ronald McDonald House of Miami, Dolphins defensive end Olivier Vernon and newly acquired safety Louis Delmas were ready to spread cheer and give encouragement to some children who could use it the most.

There are challenges in every aspect of life, but it is hard to imagine the challenge a sick child must deal with on an everyday basis. Ronald McDonald Houses help to provide support, housing, and help to the families of sick children who are receiving treatment in a hospital while also helping to give them encouragement.

With the smell of hot pizza in the air, the children, accompanied by their families, gathered to enjoy the crowd-pleasing meal with some of their favorite football players. Vernon and Delmas helped to serve up some slices while spending time with the kids. Both Vernon and Delmas answered questions, played games, and shared some laughs with the children before heading to the family room for some reading.

Once in the family room, Vernon and Delmas, along with other players from around the NFL, took turns reading to the group and signing autographs. It was clear that everyone enjoyed the day and the players did their best to try to help the children forget about their ailments if even for a little while.

“Today was a great experience,” Delmas said. “To walk into a building like this that doesn’t have a lot of inspiring things going on, and (along with my teammate) to be able to put a smile on a child’s face…that right there was uplifting. Not only for today, but for the month. To know that you are helping out another human being as well as someone who looks up to you, it feels great.”

Rosenhaus Sports, who represent the NFL players who participated in the day’s activities, arranged the heartwarming event.
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