WOW, that was awesome! A HUGE THANK YOU to Devin McCourty of the New England Patriots and his awesome wife Michelle, an amazingly brilliant doctor, for visiting the Next Step office last night and helping us facilitate our weekly academic program for high school teenagers living with sickle cell disease.
The main discussion during the program was setting academic and career goals and Devin and Michelle offered helpful and inspiring words to our young participants on how to set goals and overcome temporary setbacks by sharing their own life experiences. We also had a blast playing fun ice breaker games with them! Devin and Michelle could not have been nicer to our youth participants, their parents, and our staff. Thank you Devin McCourty & Jason McCourty and Michelle!!!
Devin and his twin brother Jason (also an NFL player) are doing incredible work through their Tackle Sickle Cell campaign and we are honored and incredibly proud to partner with them to support local teens living with sickle cell disease. STEP OUT and support Devin and Tackle Sickle Cell on Monday, October 24th by attending Devin’s 3rd Annual Casino Night in Boston from 7-10pm at The Royale in Boston. The fun event will benefit Next Step and our free programs for teens living with sickle cell disease. Tickets are $150. Buy your tickets here: http://www.tacklesicklecell.org/2016tscboston/
A special shout out and thank you to the talented photographer, Marty McCrory, for taking pictures of the night!