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Ray Lewis Offers To Mentor Hudson River Tragedy Survivor

06/02/2011 at 6:38 am By

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis rarely turns down the opportunity to help someone less fortunate. The recipient of  his latest act of kindness is ten-year-old La’Shaun Armstrong.

Armstrong was in the vehicle that was driven into the Hudson River last month along with his three younger siblings, who were 5, 2, and 11 months old, by his mother. La’Shaun was the only survivor of the tragedy after escaping the vehicle via a passenger side window and swimming to safety.

Lewis has reached out to the young man, offering these words of support:

“I looked at him and told him, ‘I’m here for you man. I can’t replace what you’ve lost. But i can tell you that I’m here to go forward with you.”

Armstrong feels much the same way towards Lewis that Lewis feels towards him. When speaking with the TODAY Show he said:

“He’s like a big brother to me, like an older brother to me. He says that I’m like family to him.”

Ray Lewis isn’t about publicity or seeking attention, but acts of this nature won’t go unnoticed. During a time where much of the talk regarding the NFL is negative and players are making headlines for tweeting-before-thinking (i.e. Reggie Bush) or attempting various publicity stunts (i.e. Chad Ochocinco) it’s good to see one NFL star is spending his time lending his helping hand to someone in need.

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4 Comments so far

  1. Dane

    on 06/03/2011 - Reply

    These are kind of stories we should here about I believe there are lot of great people (Players) etc… In the NFL.

  2. bill W

    on 06/04/2011 - Reply

    Not bad for an indicted murderer

  3. Deb

    on 07/28/2011 - Reply

    You are so silly; how could you take this heartfelt moment to speak on something so negative….even if you dont have a criminal record, i can guarantee that you are not perfect….sounds like you are casting stones.

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