Today was my 33rd birthday and I'm so grateful for the many blessings I have received.
First of all, I have four great kids. That's right I said four. My beautiful 5-year old Alexis; my twins, Sariah and Donovan who turn one next week; and Devin James who was born last Friday night.
My wife, Raquel, whose beauty and strength I admire every day. My parents and brother who continue to be my strongest fans and my toughest critics!
My family pitched in tonight in a very big way. First of all, everything we do for the Donovan McNabb Fund is a group effort. But tonight, we really had some people help make a difference. One of our yearly goals is to help out some people around the holidays. Under Roxi's leadership, we have done that for many years. Well, with the baby being born this past weekend and our practice schedule getting ready for the Redskins, Roxi and I couldn't appear in person but had to count on a few people to help serve Thanksgiving Dinner to the families at Stenton Manor in Mt. Airy.
First off, my mother and father attended to let those in attendance know the entire McNabb family cares about them.
I must thank Danette James from Da-Network Housing who organized the event and got everybody on the same page. I also have to thank Sonny DiCrecchio and the Philadelphia Regional Produce Market for donating all the food. A special thanks go to the wives and families of some of my current and former teammates [Megan Brown (Reggie), Tammi Trotter (Jeremiah), Maggie Jean-Gillies (Max) and Loretta Runyan (Jon), and Cynthia Johnson (Darren Howard's mom)] who pitched in and served the food.
BTW - Congratulations to Jon Runyan. He signed with the San Diego Chargers yesterday and pledged to help them for the remainder of the season before retiring and seeking a career as a NJ Congressman.