Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 4/25/12

Valuable Player Deion Branch stands on the podium after The New England Patriots defeated The Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX at Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida on February 6, 2005. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, Mass. -- Patriots wide receiver Deion Branch is taking his charitable work to one of the most famous sporting venues on the planet. Branch and his foundation will run in Saturday's Kentucky Derby Mini Marathon in honor of his son, Deiondre, who was diagnosed with viral meningitis after birth and given six months to live. But earlier in April, Deiondre celebrated his 11th birthday. He can't walk or talk, though Branch said Deiondre can verbally communicate and is always in a good mood. (To read more about the bond between father and son, click on this story from December...
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