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: WATCH: Pennsylvania Health Officials To Provide COVID-19 Vaccine Update
The family is undertaking a big renovation to help Luke, who also battled a brain tumor when he was just 1-year-old.READ MORE: President Joe Biden To Announce That Merck Will Work With Johnson & Johnson To Manufacture Coronavirus Vaccine
“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.The Story Of Pat Ciarrocchi's Brain
A block party involving some of Luke’s biggest supporters and contributors of the home renovation project took place outside his home Monday.