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There’s nothing like being able to give back to your family and San Francisco 49ers wide receiver, Marquise Goodwin, recently just did it in the sweetest way.
The 27-year-old surprised his mother Tamina and sister Deja, who has cerebral palsy, with a brand new house, writing on Instagram: “I know mama… I can feel your energy in this video! All the obstacles WE have overcome… Man…I love you so much mama… thank you for EVERYTHING! Especially blessing me with a sis like my Deja!!!”
Grab a tissue and watch the sweet moment unfold below.
I know mama… I can feel your energy in this video! All the obstacles WE have overcome… Man…I love you so much mama… thank you for EVERYTHING! Especially blessing me with a sis like my Deja!!! @mamaflashgoodwin_s #Blessed // Also huge s/o to @morganakamomo & our realtor @teamgiles_way for helping make this possible.advertisement
In 2013, Goodwin told ESPN of his sister, who doctors said wouldn’t live past six months: “If Deja wasn’t my sister, I feel like I would still be motivated but not in the way that I am today. Having a disabled sister, that’s a lot more motivation, especially when she tells you growing up that she wishes she can be out there with the kids playing and she wishes she can be out there running around.”
“She’s very inspirational to me,” he added. “To me, no doctor can determine when it’s your time to go. God really knows, and he’s the only one who can really give you the day. You just have to keep the faith and live the best you can each day.”
We’re not crying, you’re crying.