Chicago Bears duo give gift from the ...

Chicago Bears duo give gift from the heart

There are 16 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Apr 9, 2009, titled Chicago Bears duo give gift from the heart. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

People in Adewale Ogunleye 's home country of Nigeria have bowed at his feet before during previous visits home, given the Bears defensive end's status as a prince in the region, but never like this.

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Jeff

Champaign, IL

#1 Apr 9, 2009
The NFL needs more players like 'Wale and the other gentlemen involved in charitible efforts such as these.
SteveKep

Garber, OK

#2 Apr 10, 2009
Ogunleye, Idonije and Harris. You guys are AWSOME. If there is such a thing as Karma, you shall have it.
Iknowthatguy

Oak Brook, IL

#3 Apr 10, 2009
A very nice story for the Easter season.
Tom P

Valparaiso, IN

#4 Apr 10, 2009
What a gesture. I know people will say that he has plenty of money, blah , blah, blah... The NFL has some punks like all walks of life, but there are plenty of great guys like Wale. Talk about Karma ! Da Bears are destined...
ernest t bass

Woodridge, IL

#5 Apr 10, 2009
props guys.
marquette33

Roseland, NJ

#6 Apr 10, 2009
great story. great to see them giving back! go bears!
Drew

Naperville, IL

#7 Apr 10, 2009
attaway boys, i'm proud of you for helping the less fortunate!
DagoT

Des Moines, IA

#8 Apr 10, 2009
What kind of cheap bass.tard.ass.ed organization would give someone a FREE HEART OPERATION -- IF they could get themself to the operating table? Thank Allah Ogunleye and Israel Idonije stepped up.
Kevin

United States

#9 Apr 10, 2009
This is going to sound negative and really awful but if it only costs these guys 5 - 10,000 shouldn't they be doing it all the time? Do you really need to write an article about it? The get fines more for wearing the wrong color shoes. I applaud them but I ask them to do more. 5,000 apiece for free publicity and God like status seems like me handing a homeless guy ten bucks. Obviously, they did a wonderful thin in the sense that no one else would but did they really need to split it? How about one pays for the Mom and Daughter and the other helps out another family? Seems like we are still hero worshipping these guys for doing what anyone in their position should do. I guess we need positive stories so Humbug on me. But we all need to try harder.
-disappointed

United States

#11 Apr 10, 2009
DagoT wrote:
What kind of cheap bass.tard.****.ed organization would give someone a FREE HEART OPERATION -- IF they could get themself to the operating table? Thank Allah Ogunleye and Israel Idonije stepped up.
The HeartGift program is an absolutely wonderful program. It has saved many children's lives. The surgeons and all doctors, nurses, donate their time. The mega thousand dollar surgeries, tests, etc are all donated by Dell Children's Hospital (Michael Dell's). Individuals from the community step forward to provide for all their needs while they are here, and to send back with them all they can to help family back home. It takes a community to pull this off, each giving their own part, and in these tough economic times, I applaud HeartGift for being able to continue this, even without being able to secure funds to cover airfare, as this organization operates purely on financial donations, and does not have an airline partner (they're working on it)
AND - the beauty of this, is that it's a partnership. I love the fact that Nigerians stepped forward to help their own, to give back to their community when they have been so generously blessed. These guys get it. It's not JUST Americans giving, it's a partnership with them, and that makes it so much sweeter.
landis1844

Saint Louis, MO

#12 Apr 10, 2009
My son a Peace Corps volunteer needs your help. Please read this link to his project in Togo, West Africa. He is also a huge Bears fan! Thanks.
https://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm...
l&projdesc=693-315
West Coast Bear Fan

United States

#13 Apr 10, 2009
Haugh, I think you are a hack. But this was the best story you have written in a long time. It is about time African-American players step up and help in Africa. I know a lot of them contribute anonymously to causes in the States-as they should. But to go back to impoverished parts of the African continent and help is commendable!
West Coast Bear Fan

United States

#14 Apr 10, 2009
Are you freakin' kidding me with your nonsense? First, there are many many players who do a nice job with helping out here in the US. Many of them do so without fanfare, on the QT. However, you are too ignorant to know that because you are preoccupied by pulling your head out your *ss!
MIke J wrote:
How many Americans are doing without heart transplants? These guys love their homeland so much, let 'em move back there. Good riddance.
a-lo

Elgin, IL

#19 Apr 11, 2009
god bless you fellas for spending your time, money and energy in a good cause...now go get us that little tiffany jewel this year and all will be just fine in my world... :)
ernest t bass

Woodridge, IL

#20 Apr 11, 2009
MIke J wrote:
How many Americans are doing without heart transplants? These guys love their homeland so much, let 'em move back there. Good riddance.
love your brother...as long as they live within a predetermined vicinity of yourself.

wow.....is all I can say.
SoonerFan

San Marcos, TX

#21 May 5, 2009
Jeff wrote:
The WORLD needs more PEOPLE like 'Wale and the other gentlemen involved in charitible efforts such as these.
I fixed it for you above...

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