After New York Giants player Nate Solder’s son was diagnosed with cancer, he felt compelled to help kids living in poverty overseas. Now he’s showcasing that work via NFL campaign My Cause, My Cleats, an annual initiative where players rock custom cleats highlighting the causes closest to their hearts.
Solder is a two-time Super Bowl champion and one of the best offensive linemen in the NFL. In 2015, his firstborn son Hudson was diagnosed with cancer. Solder called it one of the scariest moments of his entire life.
“The struggles that we had, exposed us to this whole new world of suffering,” he explained. “You go into these children’s hospitals, and there’s a lot of people that have really tough circumstances. And these families are really resilient, but they need a lot of help.”
Nate and his wife Lexi have since used their platform to help young kids. This year, he partnered with Compassion International for the NFL’s My Cause, My Cleats campaign. Compassion International provides life-saving services for approximately two million kids worldwide. It offers education, skills training, medical services, adequate nutrition, and more. It helps ensure that children feel loved and cared for, regardless of their upbringings.