Grace Community uses football to give back


POSTED: Monday, August 4, 2014 - 3:39pm

UPDATED: Monday, August 4, 2014 - 6:00pm

Davion Breaux is a 12-year-old who was born with a skin condition that keeps him in a fragile state.

He'll never play football or other sports.

But he can dance.

He dances despite painful blisters and scars.

Monday morning, he did his best for the Grace Community Cougars.

It was the first day of two-a-days.

It was a football practice the players won't forget.

Grace coach Mike Maddox makes sure his players always think of others.

"Last year we built our first practices around one of our teachers who was sick with cancer," Maddox told KETK.  "Thank the Good Lord, she's healed now."

"Now, we've got a young boy who is 8-months-old," Maddox added.  "We're going to rally abound him and do what we can to help the family."

Working out in the heat and humidity gets tiring.

But the Grace coach tells his team to think of others.

"When it gets hot and you get thirsty, think about that other person that's really suffering in the hospital," Maddox said.  "You have a cause when you come out here."

"As long as we use football as a tool to help other people, we're using it for the right reasons," Maddox added.

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