David Njoku got ready for his weekly bonfire, which he uses as a way to decompress and relax, on the Friday before the Browns’ Week 4 game against the Baltimore Ravens.
He started building the fire while his music played in the background. However, this time, he used a different lighter fluid than usual. After dousing the wood with the liquid, he proceeded to ignite the flame.
An explosion happened as soon as the flame took to the lighter fluid, shooting flames up through Njoku’s arms and hands and over his face. Njoku never really opened up about the event until Friday, but she did share some facts about it on social media during the previous few weeks.
The NFL’s yearly “My Cause My Cleats” program, which allows players to personalize their cleats and support any philanthropic group, begins in December. There are several groups participating, and David Njoku is wearing cleats to promote the American Burn Association this year.
The Browns released a video featuring Njoku discussing his burn experience, including many never-before-discussed facts about what transpired, how painful it was, and the outcomes.
This video contains some really graphic and violent images. Watch with caution, as it may be extremely dangerous and upsetting for certain audiences.
On the other hand, Njoku’s message is strong. The 27-year-old wants to support burn sufferers who might be reluctant to expose their faces and skin. In an attempt to improve others’ self-esteem, he wished to share with them the struggles he faced.
An amazing tale with an amazing lesson for Njoku’s My Cause My Cleats.