Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Health & Fitness
  3. Holistic Health

Andre Johnson comes out a winner for the seventh year in a row

See also

The 2013 season may have been a difficult one for the Texans, but Andre Johnson still comes out a winner this year as he once again makes dreams come true for 12 Houston children in need and their siblings. For the seventh year in a row, Johnson sponsored a Christmas miracle, this year racking up a $17,352 total after letting the kids loose for 80 seconds in a store to grab whatever they wanted. The All-Pro wide receiver chose to make his generous shopping spree last 80 seconds in reference to his uniform number.

The children are selected through the local CPS and have all suffered some form of parental abuse, resulting in their placement with extended family members. Johnson hopes that the impact of the shopping spree will go beyond the tangible items that they go home with and that it reminds the children that good things do happen in life and can happen to them specifically.

While many preach about the negativity surrounding the materialism of modern Christmas, differences in socioeconomic status are felt sharply at this time of year. Money may not be everything, but the faces of the children receiving gifts highlights the generosity of this act and the impact that it has on each of them. It is very likely that they will never forget this act of kindness and their good fortune to be included in the fun.



  • Dead babies found
    Seven dead babies were found in Utah resident Megan Huntsman's old home
    Shocking Discovery
  • Kendall Jenner
    Get the Coachella looks: Kendall Jenner’s nose ring, green hair and edgy nails
    Coachella Look
  • Dog's Easter basket
    How to fill your dog’s Easter basket with the perfect toys
    Easter Basket
  • Rabbit owners
    Bringing home the bunny: Important information for rabbit owners
    7 Photos
  • Haunted island
    The world’s most haunted island may soon be the most haunted luxury resort
    Haunted Resort
  • Sunken ferry
    Search continues for missing passengers after a ferry sinks off the South Korean coast
    Sunken Ferry

Related Videos:

  • Key genes linked to why some people perceive more pain than others.
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518131571" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • Bento box
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517399112" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • A new gene variant found increases the risk of colorectal cancer from eating processed meat.
    <div class="video-info" data-id="496798023" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!