By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Former Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier helped bring joy to two deserving families this holiday season.READ MORE: 11-Year-Old Boy Killed When Gun Handled By Another Child Discharges
Shazier teamed with JCPenney to give the families a shopping spree. Both families have been impacted by a spinal cord injury.READ MORE: Pennsylvania's Temperature Will Be Nearly 6 Degrees Higher By 2050, Climate Report Says
Shazier understands the struggles these families are going through and wanted to lighten the financial burden.
“Having a spinal cord injury, you always feel isolated and kind of lonely,” Shazier said. “We wanted to allow them to come and ease their mind with a shopping spree to remember what it’s like to enjoy Christmas again.”MORE NEWS: Teacher At Marclay Elementary School Puts In Extra Work To Assure Her Students Succeed
Each family received a $2,500 gift card to spend at the JCPenney at the Ross Park Mall.