We've talked quite a bit recently about how much Chad Greenway has meant to numerous different charities during his tenure with the Minnesota Vikings, and on Friday he gave us another example.
A young man by the name of Harley Carnes was in a serious auto accident in March, the day before his ninth birthday. He was only given a 5% chance of survival by the doctors that worked on him, but he did just that. Unfortunately, he is now paralyzed from the neck down.
Greenway made things a bit easier for Harley and his family, as he gave the family a gift of a handicap-accessible van. The presentation took place on the final day of Greenway's football camp in Hutchinson, where Harley and his family live.
Harley's mother was incredibly thankful for the gift, as well as all of the support that the family has received.
"We've been in the hospital a long time, and it was so nice to come home," she said. "It's been so nice knowing — with all the support that I've seen online and stuff — knowing we were going to come back to a community that would be there for him."
Harley's family has a GoFundMe page set up for anyone that might want to help his family with their continued care of Harley.
Just another shining example of why Chad Greenway is an even better person off the field than he's been a player on it, and why we should be happy and proud to count him as one of us.