By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Former Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier helped bring joy to two deserving families this holiday season.READ MORE: Guentzel Scores 3 In 2nd Period, Penguins Beat Canucks 4-1
Shazier teamed with JCPenney to give the families a shopping spree. Both families have been impacted by a spinal cord injury.READ MORE: Starlink Satellites Mistaken As UFOs Over Pittsburgh
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: Pitt Rolls By Wake Forest 45-21 For ACC Title
Each family received a $2,500 gift card to spend at the JCPenney at the Ross Park Mall.