AUDUBON, N.J. (CBS) — The Philadelphia Eagles and a local nonprofit teamed up to help a deserving family in need of assistance with their 17-year-old son, who has autism. The Eagles Autism Foundation and the Fred’s Footsteps organization provided sensory-friendly equipment to the DiFilippo family in Audubon, Camden County.
Eagles’ Avonte Maddox, Mack Hollins, Jordan Mailata and Halapoulivaati Vaitai helped deliver the equipment on Monday.READ MORE: CBS3 SummerFest: Manayunk Arts Festival Returning In Full-Force This Weekend For First Time Since 2019
The family is undertaking a big renovation to help Luke, who also battled a brain tumor when he was just 1-year-old.
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“What a blessing it’s been to meet people — you get the tragic diagnoses and all through this journey you meet people all along the way that you never would have expected,” Luke’s mother, Laura DiFilippo, said.Funeral Services For Fallen Philadelphia Firefighter Lt. Sean Williamson Begin Sunday Evening
A block party involving some of Luke’s biggest supporters and contributors of the home renovation project took place outside his home Monday.