PORT ALLEN, La. (WVLA / FOX 26) - Houston Texans safety Andre Hal conducted his fourth annual football camp for children in his hometown of Port Allen, La.
The Andre Hal Football Academy Camp teaches the children who attend the basic fundamentals of football.
"My mission was definitely to show the kids that I really care, that we care, that the city cares for them," says Hal. "I got a lot of guys here that I played with, guys in the NFL I play with. They come for free, you know, they come to show support and that’s what’s real about it, showing support for these kids, show them that someone really cares for them.
Hall was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma on June 8, but he refused to let that stop him from conducting the camp.
"... and I’m definitely going to beat this with all these people behind me, man," added Hal. "I have so much support, it’s crazy. From Houston, from Port Allen, from Baton Rouge, everywhere, man they always come support me. Man, it’s feel great to see all these people come out and help out."
While there is no timetable for his return to the Texans, Hal credits has faith and perseverance that has helped him overcome those obstacles.