The Los Angeles Rams had their victory parade in celebration of winning Super Bowl LVI.
But while everyone was all smiles and cheers, one person had something terrible happen at the party.
Photographer Kelly Smiley fell off the stage during the parade, causing a fracture on her spine.
Smiley also broke two of her cameras during the accident.
Without hesitation, the quarterback that came to the Rams’ rescue had Smiley’s back.
Rams’ QB Matthew and Kelly Stafford announced they will be covering the medical expenses for Kelly Smiley, who fell off a stage during Wednesday’s Super Bowl parade and fractured her spine: “We have been in communication with Kelly Smiley … and we are sorry for what happened.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 17, 2022
NFL insider Adam Schefter tweeted, “Rams’ QB Matthew and Kelly Stafford announced they will be covering the medical expenses for Kelly Smiley, who fell off a stage during Wednesday’s Super Bowl parade and fractured her spine: ‘We have been in communication with Kelly Smiley…and we are sorry for what happened.'”
Stafford As A Saving Grace
In some ways, Stafford can be considered as the savior of the Rams.
They lost Super Bowl LIII, but with Jared Goff at quarterback.
Three years later, Stafford brings a championship in his first year with Los Angeles.
His story arch is so fascinating that he had to wait over a decade to get his redemption.
The former Detroit Lion also saved Sean McVay’s legacy with a game-winning back-shoulder throw to Cooper Kupp.
Perhaps helping others is just innate to Stafford, and he’s been doing that on and off the field.
Finally a Super Bowl winner, Stafford has a legitimate chance to win more Super Bowls with the super team that Rams general manager Les Snead built.
They have elite players on both sides of the ball, especially with three-time Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald declaring his return.
Those who would like to help Smiley can also donate via this GoFundMe page.