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Houston Texans’ Outside Linebacker Whitney Mercilus partnered with Papa John’s Houston to deliver pizza to nurses at Texas Children’s Hospital earlier today.

Mercilus, works with his foundation, WithMerci, which focuses on helping families with children with disabilities; each year Mercilus and the foundation serves Thanksgiving dinner to nearly 50 families at Texas Children’s Hospital.

Mercilus brought along DJ and Producer Rican McGusty (AKA DJ Big Reeks) from the Waxaholics, also his partner in this giving back mission, Keith Sullins, President of Papa John’s Houston, to help deliver 125 pizzas. 

“When Keith calls I have to answer. Keith and Papa John’s have been huge supporters of the WithMerci Foundation and making sure we take care of the men and women on the front lines just made sense. The nurses and doctors all over the world are jeopardizing their lives for ours and this is the least I can do. The nurses at Texas Children’s Hospital hold a special place in my heart and if bringing pizza puts a smile on their face, I will do it every time,” Whitney Mercilus said.

Mercilus and the WithMerci Foundation will be working along-side Papa John’s Houston to deliver additional pizzas throughout this time for nurses and doctors throughout the city. 

Mercilus is currently working on cooking videos, ‘Wednesdays with Whitney in the Kitchen’, to help families with children with disabilities make easy meals.

The first video will be released, Wednesday, April 22, 2020.

To learn more about the WithMerci Foundation and partner with Whitney Mercilus to assist children with disabilities visit