An unthinkable tragedy struck a local family this week when four-year-old LeGend Taliferro was shot and killed while he slept in his home, and as the community grieves a life cut far too short, Kanas City Chiefs' defensive end Frank Clark is doing what he can to help.
Clark is covering LeGend's funeral costs, as reported by McKenzie Nelson of 41 Action News. According to Nelson, Clark has been in contact with LeGend's mother about how he can help. The Pro Bowl pass-rusher also tweeted a photo of young LeGend - who was described as having "the heart of a lion" by his mother – along with a message encouraging the community to remember and honor the four-year-old's memory.
"RIP young LeGend Taliferro. Crazy In the midst of a movement we still manage to do foolish things," Clark said in his tweet. "He was killed as he slept in his home due to gun violence. His mother, Charron Powell needs us. Let his name be heard."
Clark was a critical component of the Chiefs' championship campaign in 2019 - tallying five sacks in the postseason alone – but his impact was often felt well beyond the field. He gave away 150 backpacks and school supplies to kids in need last August, threw a Halloween dinner and party for local inner-city families in October and frequently gave back to the underprivileged community in Los Angeles where he grew up, providing families with food, cleaning supplies and hygiene products on a regular basis.
Now, as LeGend's family copes with the worst of circumstances, Clark is once again using his platform and resources to make a difference for those who need it.