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Dixon sounds like a 'burgh guy

This was on the Steelers' website....and, as the brother of a man with Downs Syndrome...I am impressed that Dennis Dixon would do such a thing. I remember the day Franco and Rocky visted St Anthony's School for Exceptional Children in Oakmont....and know how often they visited the kids of Children's Hospital. And, of course, we all cherish Myron's great gift to the Allegheny Valley School. Life is about more than football, and it is great to see Steelers being role models and using their good fortune to help others.

Props to Dennis Dixon!!!! Quarterback Dennis Dixon lent a hand to help the family of a teenager who died several days after being hit by a car in Portland, Oregon.   Dixon, who played college ball at Oregon, held an autograph and photo session to help raise money for the family of Nathan Vredevelt. Vredevelt, who had Down syndrome, was attending a Portland Trailblazers game and wandered away, ending up outside trying to cross a busy highway when he was hit.    "After reading the story about Nathan, it really touched me, and I wanted to see what I could do to help out," said Dixon. "The community of Oregon has been really good to me, and I thought this was the least I could do to give my support to Nathan's family." 
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