S3 E4 – A Little Something Extra with Tampa Bay Buccaneers Players Dee Delaney and Deven Thompkins

Tampa Bay Bucs defensive back Dee Delaney, and wide receiver Deven Thompkins join the podcast in studio!! Dee and DT(Deven) have really inspiring stories to tell. While being NFL players and teammates, both Dee and Deven are also parents to kids with Down syndrome! Deven’s story begins at just 19 years old, he talks about his experience having a son with Down syndrome in college and how he embraced the responsibility to create an amazing life for his children. Dee talks about his family’s experience having a beautiful daughter with Down syndrome at the age of 25, balancing that with an NFL career and embracing the diagnosis from the beginning.

Earlier this year, both Dee and Deven participated in NFL’s My Cause My Cleats campaign, rockin’ GiGi’s Playhouse on their cleats! In the episode we discuss the campaign and the opportunities that came with it. We then dive into the impacts these young men are making and will continue to make for the Down syndrome community and beyond in promoting and creating acceptance for all! It’s a really special episode in the way you can see the realization in both these men regarding the impact they can make in this world. We absolutely loved hanging out with them and hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

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