New Jersey football player is a star out on the field, but devotes his home life to caring for his sick mom.
Teenagers in the millennial generation often get a bad rap for focusing most of their energy on their own needs, but 17-year-old Quai Jefferson could never be called selfish. The senior at St. Joseph Regional High School in Montvale, NJ, leads a busy life at school. He is a star wide receiver for the St. Joseph Green Knights as well as being a starting shooting guard on the school's varsity basketball team, but when he gets home from practice, he immediately launches into another role--caregiver for his ailing mother.
Quai's mom, Vaida Jefferson, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 11 years ago, and her body has been gradually deteriorating ever since. Today, she is unable to do much of anything on her own and requires assistance to get out of bed, feed herself, and even go to the bathroom. Quai was just seven years old when his mother was first stricken with the incurable autoimmune disease, and he has had to be the "man of the house" for many years. At age 10,