Houston Texan Chris Myers Lends a Hand to the Cleft Community
Football-loving Houstonians are familiar with Chris Myers, who has played for the Houston Texans since 2008. As the anchor in the middle of the team’s offensive line, he has started over 100 consecutive games, and is considered one of the best Centers in the NFL. But what some may not know is that #55 is also a loving father of three with a connection to the cleft community.
Chris and his wife, Jenny’s third child, Keane, was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate. Keane underwent surgery at six months at Memorial Hermann Hospital. Today, he’s a happy, healthy, and rambunctious 2-year-old boy. The family’s ordeal inspired them to get involved, supporting other families in the Houston area who are going through the same thing, as well as fundraising for Operation Smile, an organization that provides free cleft surgeries to children in some of the poorest areas of the world.
Although Chris will be unable to make it to Cleft Smiles 5k (he will be busy volunteering in Haiti), his wife along with son Keane and his sisters, Makenna and Cailin, are planning to attend the event on March 7. What’s more, the Myers family has generously donated a signed Texans jersey as a door prize for one lucky Cleft Smiles 5k participant. Make sure you stick around after the race for a chance to win!
Be sure to listen to Chris on Sports Radio 610 starting at 7:00 A.M on Thursday morning! He’ll discuss his football career, family, and maybe even give the Cleft Smiles 5k a shoutout!