Nelson and his brothers started a charity called “i’mME” in January 2013 to help orphans in Haiti. When asked why he and his brothers started this charity, Nelson said he always wanted to make a difference or change the world.
“There is a big difference when you step from ‘I want to’, to ‘I will’…” Nelson wrote. “After my Haiti experience I couldn’t come back and act like I didn’t experience what I experienced. I finally made a decision that Things don’t have to be the way they are, and I had the power to change things. Am I going to change the world? Probably not.. But If i can change the world for at least 1 person, then its worth it.”
On his most recent trip to the country, they worked on setting up an orphanage that would benefit many of the orphans in Haiti. During that time, i’mME rescued nine orphans that are now being cared for at the i’mME orphanage.
In addition to answering questions about his charity, Nelson also answered fan questions about this year’s Jets. When asked about the returning and rookie wide receivers, Nelson said he thinks they have a solid group.
“We finally started to develop a lot of chemistry towards the end of the year with Geno, and we continued that momentum in the offseason,” Nelson wrote. “I think the addition of the rookies is only going to make us better. It will be a lot of fun to compete and get better with those guys. We are taking it upon ourselves as a group to show we can be one of the best WR units in the league.”
Nelson also commented about the addition of Michael Vick to the team, stating that “it’s pretty awesome playing with Vick.”
“Not going to lie, I used to draft him every time I played Madden in those fantasy drafts,” Nelson wrote. “So it’s cool to have him on my team after I enjoyed watching him play for so long. Geno is our guy, and its his team. Mike adds a huge dimension to our offense that we hope to take advantage of.”
He also seemed very optimistic about this season’s offense as a whole, saying that fans should expect consistency from them.
“Last year you saw a lot of moving parts, and a different offense each week,” Nelson wrote. “This year, with a full offseason, we have a bunch of guys who are plugged in and ready to put their nose to the ground. Last year you never knew which team would show up each week. This year we are making it a point to be a top five offense each and every single week.”
Not only is Nelson a positive player on the field with his team, but also off the field with his charitable work in Haiti. He compliments his fellow players, speaks highly of this year’s offense, and works hard to be a positive force in the world. The Jets could benefit from having more players like Nelson.
For more information on and/or to donate to Nelson’s i’mME charity, readers can visit their website, www.imme.org.