The NFL Oakland Raiders team recently hooked up Ava Urrea—a four-year-old with a heart condition—with a lot of gifts that made her very happy. But, the team’s second-year offensive lineman, Menelik Watson, decided to take things one step further to help out the girl and her family.

In the spirit of the holidays, Watson donated an entire week’s salary to Ava’s family. BleacherReport.com reported that the check was likely in the $18,000 range.

“Athletes like Watson don’t do this for the attention, but they do deserve praise for trying to make a difference.”

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Photo credit: Tony Gonzales / Oakland Raiders – Story tip from Mike McGinley

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