After spending time last week in Joplin, Mo., and then raising relief money in that state's capital, the New Orleans Saints' backup quarterback said he has an enhanced perspective on what trouble really means.
"The perception I have of my life has changed, that's not putting it too strongly," he said. "Football is a game and it means nothing. There are people up there who are ruined."
An EF5 tornado, the highest classification bestowed on funnel clouds that channel winds of between 261 and 318 mph, ripped through the community on May 22. Since then, the death toll from the disaster has climbed to 151, making it thus far the 7th deadliest tornado in U.S. history.
New Orleans Saints QB Chase Daniel reflects on his relief work in tornado stricken Joplin, Mo. | NOLA.com