Buffalo Bills’ defensive tackle Marcell Dareus celebrated his 27th birthday on Monday and released a video of his humanitarian trip to Haiti.
As we previously covered, Buffalo Bills‘ defensive tackle Marcell Dareus teamed up with Hope for Haiti to help make his lifelong dream come true. His father being a Haitian native, Dareus got the rare opportunity to explore his father’s homeland and make a difference in the community while he’s at it.
In addition to donating $25,000 to the organization, Dareus visited several schools, a care facility and even a senior home — the only one in the area. He connected with a lot of locals and shared special moments with the Haitian children and even elders of the land. He saw his donation being put to use right in front of his eyes, making it that much worth while.
Of the children, Dareus had this to say:
"“Meeting the Haitian children touched me the most. I saw myself in them. They helped me remember a time when I was little and my father raised us in the Haitian community in Tampa. We were struggling too. It amazed me they were so happy, polite and grateful, even though they have barely anything. It made me realize again how fortunate I am. When I saw those welcome signs with my name on them, I really couldn’t believe it.”"
On Monday, Marcell Dareus was celebrating his 27th birthday and wanted to share his trip with everyone. With help from Hope for Haiti, a video was put together of the trip, which gives an in-depth view of what it was like for Dareus.
It’s really a beautiful video that gives you an idea of what Marcell Dareus is really like. You can view the video down below:
Go ahead and share this video everywhere, it deserves it! And Happy Birthday Marcell!
"“I had no idea this trip was going to be so life-changing for me,” said Dareus.” It felt like an out of body experience, almost like I was watching the trip not from where I was sitting, but like I was looking down on the whole experience. It hit me in so many ways.”"
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