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During a trip to Haiti, David Nelson (WR, New York Jets) asked a child what he wanted. This child could have asked for anything in the world, but he just said two words: “Hold me.” It was in this moment that David Nelson realized every child needs to be loved, cared for, and know that they matter. With this realization, I’m ME was born.

On a Summer evening in New York City at Hotel Chantelle, David had the opportunity to officially introduce I’m ME to the city. The passion within his voice and the genuine desire to help was evident in every word he spoke. Throughout our world, there are 65 million orphans, and even though I’m ME is currently only in Haiti, there is a future global vision. He encouraged us to invest in beauty and hope for children all over the world. Invest in the hearts of these kids. Let greatness manifest. Allow purpose to become destiny.

Last night was about celebrating the children, which was supported by his fellow NY Jets teammates (Geno Smith, Eric Decker, Bilal Powell, and more) in attendance. It was all about the kids, which were pictured around the venue. David explained how he knew the names and story of every child pictured, and that even though they go through so much in their lives, they were still smiling. He invited everyone to come to Haiti to meet the kids and be a part of the I’m ME family.

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