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Watch: North Haven boy who needs heart shows great heart at Indians scrimmage


Well, this was just tremendous.

No, no, it was waaaaay better than that.

Every season, North Haven’s football team donates the proceeds of its annual ‘Spring Brawl’ game to a charity of the team’s choosing.

This year, it decided to give to the The Matthew Jacques Mission,” a drive to help an ailing 6-year old boy and his family raise money for a heart transplant.

Jacques was born with a heart defect and has had three open-heart surgeries in an attempt to alleviate the problem and reconnect his heart to his lungs. But he needs a heart transplant. The New Haven Register wrote more about him here.

To honor Jacques, the Indians gave the boy a North Haven uniform and a ball.

Not only did Jacques score a touchdown, but he SPIKED THE DARN BALL.

Cue bedlam at Vanacore Field.

Good God, I love this kid.

Well played, Matthew.

Great job, North Haven.

Hmm. I think I have something in my eyes…

H/T North Haven Football on Facebook. and The Matthew Jacques Mission.

Sean Patrick Bowley

6 Responses

  1. Pete Gerson says:

    Where can I donate?

  2. Susie says:

    I wish this had a ‘share’ option with Facebook! It could
    really help with donations!!

  3. Remmy says:

    This is [bleeping] AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

  4. Kathleen Jensen says:

    A great big shout out to my sister, Maureen (Molly)
    McKenna, for not only shooting the video (as she does for every
    football game) but for sending it in to ABC’s GMA “Play of the Day”
    God willing… national attention will bring little Matthew the
    help he desperately needs!

  5. Nice! Great job, Molly.