NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – Some New Orleans Saints players are just as busy off the field during the off-season. Punter Thomas Morstead recently launched a clothing line and held a model search to market his brand. And as WGNO reporter Deepak Saini shows you, the models will leave a lasting impression.
It’s time for the typical cover models to take a back seat– there’s a new model on the block!
“A model?” laughs Cathy Allain.
Cathy Allain is one of over a dozen new models for a new clothing line called Sprout6.
“I emailed back and said I don’t think I’m the model type. It was like OK, I wasn’t sure, I was kind of surprised,” says Allain.
Sprout6 was launched by Saints Punter Thomas Morstead in an effort to raise money for his “What You Give Will Grow Foundation.”
“We wanted to have people in the community that were either going through some struggles or overcoming something or people just doing good things in the community,” says Morstead.
Every one of them has a story. They’re the Sprout6 Superheroes; overcoming the odds to live fruitful lives.
Cathy Allain is a workhorse. She holds fundraisers to raise money so kids and teens with major health issues can experience summer camp.
The youngest Sprout6 model will melt your heart.
“Coleman is our little superhero and he’s overcome a lot of challenges,” says Jada Coleman.
Coleman Babcock was born with an extremely rare chromosome disorder. At only 2 years old, Coleman is deaf, battling neurological deformities and heart defects.
“When they told us all the things that were going to be wrong with him it was kind of devastating but all of the sudden, he doesn’t meet the same milestones as a normal kid, but he meets his own milestones, it’s 20 times more better than anything they told us he would never do,” says Coleman’s father Mike Babcock.
“You can’t help but be inspired by a lot of the different situations people are in or the way they’re handling them,” says Morstead.
It goes to show, that sometimes the biggest inspiration comes from the smallest package.
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