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Shaquem Griffin's Reps for Rare Diseases

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At the NFL Combine, I’m Repping For Rare Disease Research!

As I take a step toward my NFL dream, I’d like to use this opportunity to give back. I have committed my performance at the UCF Pro Day to support Uplifting Athletes and its mission to inspire the rare disease community with hope through the power of sport.

I’m proud to support the rare disease community and Uplifting Athletes, and that is why I’ve chosen to launch my Reps for Rare Diseases campaign.

The proceeds from my campaign support the mission of Uplifting Athletes and its charitable programs: Rare Disease Awareness, Rare Disease Research, Uplifting Experiences and Uplifting Leaders.

Fans and supporters can pledge for every inch of my vertical jump (my goal is 36) at the UCF Pro Day on March 29th.

Please join my team by making a pledge today!

How you can help

· Pledge for every inch of my vertical jump I perform at Pro Day

· Make a one-time flat donation

Shaquem’s Story

A Florida native, Griffin was born with the rare disorder amniotic band syndrome. As a youngster, Griffin tried to “play through” the pain. But, the pain became unbearable and the decision was made to remove his left hand when he was four years old.

In every phase of life, Griffin refused to let his rare disease to slow him down or hold him back — especially on the football field as a Knight. The star linebacker was named the 2016 American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year. This season he was nominated for the Allstate Good Works Team that honors football student-athletes for their community service, as well as, the Butkus, Nagurski and Bednarik awards for his play on the field for the undefeated Knights.

2018 Rare Disease Champion

The Rare Disease Champion Award is presented annually by Uplifting Athletes to a leader in the world of college football who has realized his or her potential to make a positive and lasting impact on the rare disease community.

Griffin was presented the 2018 Rare Disease Champion trophy at the Maxwell Football Club Awards Gala on March 9th at The Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City.

About Uplifting Athletes

Uplifting Athletes inspires the rare disease community with hope through the power of sport and empowers medical researchers to find cures. A rare disease is one that affects fewer than 200,000 Americans and consequently lacks financial incentive to make and market new treatments.

Founded in 2007, Uplifting Athletes has college football student-athlete led chapters nationwide in FBS and FCS programs including half the schools in the Big Ten and ACC conferences.

Thank You!

Thank you for your support of my campaign and the rare disease community. Every little bit helps. Please don’t forget to share this campaign and your support on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)



Shaquem Griffin


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Uplifting Athletes is a nonprofit organization that harnesses the power of sport to build a community that invests in the lives of people impacted by rare diseases.

Contributions made to this campaign are tax-deductible.

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