We have all heard how grueling training can be, especially in the Houston heat, but the Texans are all to aware just how lucky they are to able to participate. “You sit back and think about David Quessenberry dealing with what he has to deal with and we have no complaints in the world,” fellow lineman Chris Myers said. “With everything going on with David right now, this season is obviously going to be dedicated to him.”
Quessenberry’s June 3 diagnosis of non-Hodgkin’s T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma left Meyers and tackle Duane Brown searching for a way to support their teammate. They quickly devised a plan to raise money and awareness for the disease keeping Quessenberry off the field. By now you have probably seen the #DQStrong shirts that the team and coaching staff wore last Saturday, but that was just the beginning. Brown and Myers have set a goal to raise $100,000 with the sale of the TEXANS FOR DQ t-shirts to be donated to the Lymphoma Research Foundation in David’s name.
The final open practice of training camp versus the Atlanta Falcons on August 14 will be #DQStrong Day. On that day, all staff will again wear #DQStrong shirts and ask fans and the Houston community to join them. Shirts are on sale now at the Go Texans Store at NRG stadium and online at shop.houstontexans.com for $20.
The campaign kickoff happened to coincide with the completion of Quessenberry’s third round of chemotherapy. He is slated for another round of chemotherapy and is part of an M.D. Anderson drug trial. Quessenberry is currently recovering from treatment with his family in San Diego, but his goal is to be with his team for the season opener.
The Texans also ask for a show of support from the social media community by following @DavidQberry on Twitter and sending #DQStrong tweets of encouragement. Quessenberry frequently posts messages and pictures to show his progress and his support for others who are fighting the same battle.
Hashtag: #DQStrong #TexansforDQ
Proceeds benefitting the Lymphoma Research Foundation: @lymphoma
So honored and humbled by the actions of my team this morning!I’m an truly blessed to be a part of such and honorable Franchise #speechless
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