NASHVILLE – Titans receiver Chris Moore and his wife, Toria, have a growing family.
Daughter Nyla Ann is now 2 ½ years old, and she now has a baby sister, Mia, who is a month old.
"It's fun," Moore said in the locker room on Wednesday. "The wife is not getting much sleep, but it's all been a blessing."
During the NFL's My Cause My Cleats campaign, Moore is sharing the story of his late son, CJ, who was lost to stillbirth in July 2020.
And he's chosen "Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep" as his cause. The organization takes remembrance photographs for families as part of their healing journey following their loss.
Moore will wear special cleats this Sunday against the Colts.
"I just want to bring awareness, and continue to help fund a program like that," said Moore, an eight-year veteran who is in his first year with the Titans. "During that time (when we lost our son to stillbirth), the last thing you are thinking about is encapsulating that memory and getting a picture of your child. The fact that they come in there and do it for you, it makes it easier."
Moore was with the Ravens back in July 2020 when his son was born.
Looking back, he still admires his wife's strength through the heartbreaking experience.
"My wife, she is amazing," Moore said. "She had to give birth, and to go through that situation as a mother, and it is tough. She was very strong."
The Moore family, however, keeps CJ's memory alive.
In fact, Moore's background on his phone is the "Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep" portrait of his son.
Moore said CJ remains a part of the family.
"We usually tell people we have three (children)," Moore said. "It is our way of honoring him. Even sharing it with people. Any way I can, to keep that memory going.
"There's not a day that goes by when we don't think about him, or remember him."
NFL players reveal their passions beyond the game and wear their hearts on their feet through My Cause My Cleats.
Players have the opportunity to pick a cause that is important to them and represent their chosen organization on custom designed cleats.
See below for the list of Tennessee Titans players participating in this year's My Cause My Cleats initiative.
#2 LB AZEEZ AL-SHAAIR
Palestine Children's Relief Fund "Given the recent events in Israel and Gaza, this nonprofit provides medical aid and essential supplies to children injured and left homeless by the bombings in Gaza."
#36 RB JULIUS CHESTNUT
"My Mother fights breast cancer and my aunt has passed away from breast cancer. I have seen what they have been through and you have to be so strong."
#22 RB DERRICK HENRY
Two All Foundation
"Two All Foundation is my foundation that exists to level the playing field for today's youth so that their future success is not limited by the circumstances of their upbringing, background, disability, or influence."
#39 MATTHEW JACKSON
"I have two daughters and there isn't anything like youth development and seeing them grow up. So I want to promote more youth education and development!"
#11 WR CHRIS MOORE
Now I lay me down to sleep
"My wife and I lost our son to stillbirth."
#45 LB CHANCE CAMPBELL
"I worked with them in college and really enjoy the work that they do."
#6 K NICK FOLK
Children's Tumor Foundation
"My cousin Blake Robinson was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis (NF)
at 18 months. He has been fighting this disease for 23 years and Children's Tumor Foundation raises money and
awareness for NF. "
#10 WR DeANDRE HOPKINS
"S.M.O.O.O.T.H. is my mother's organization to support Domestic Violence and I want to always support her and bring light to the amazing things she is doing."
#40 ANTHONY KENDALL
American Cancer Society
"My Nana and Papa are both cancer survivors."
#0 CB SEAN MURPHY-BUNTING
"Successful Jocks' aim is to be active and visible in the community, spreading So Many Blessing to children and families, children living in foster or adoptive homes, and student athletes. Our goal is to help children in a variety of ways through sports participation, providing necessities, mentoring, and lending moral support to their families."
#28 DB SHYHEIM CARTER
Coach Frank Ortega Foundation
"It allows an opportunity for young student athletes to pursue their dreams after high school by giving scholarships to students with hardships."
#51 OLB TREVIS GIPSON
Nashville Humane Society
#66 OL CHRIS HUBBARD
Overcoming Together Foundation
"I choose this specific cause because I knew someone who struggled with mental health and I just want to
express the importance of mental health!"
#24 DB ELIJAH MOLDEN
Dyspraxia Foundation USA
Dyspraxia is a neurotypical disorder that affects the firing of neurons, resulting in motor, memory, judgment, processing, and other cognitive skills. It is a disability that is often overlooked, and having a younger brother with the condition, I have witnessed first hand."
#95 DT KYLE PEKO
Leukemia and lymphoma society
"I chose LLS for My wife who is a survivor of Hodgkins lymphoma."
#86 KEVIN RADER
"I was diagnosed in 9th grade and want to help the younger generation with awareness that you can play sports at a high level with diabetes and raise money for research"
#99 RASHAD WEAVER
Sickle Cell Association
"I have had sickle cell trait my whole life, and have only known the surface level of what it is and what the actual disease is. I wanna learn more about what it is how it affect you over your lifetime. How it impacts my future partner choices as if they have the trait I will pass it on to my children and much more. But mainly bring awareness."
#98 JEFFERY SIMMONS
Give 'Em a Reason
"I have chosen this Foundation because it is my foundation. Through my foundation I am trying to help build self-esteem and create more opportunities for our youth."
#15 NICK WESTBROOK-IKHINE
"Over 1 million children are trafficked and exploited every day. Every single one of them deserves to have someone fighting for their rescue and preserving their freedom. That's what Destiny Rescue is all about."
GM RAN CARTHON
Joe Beretta Foundation
"The Joe Beretta Foundation provides emergency housing, emotional support, holiday outreach, short-term financial assistance, and more for patients in four hospitals in two cities (Nashville, TN, and Pittsburgh, PA)."
#17 RYAN TANNEHILL
A21 and WaterWalkers
"A21 is an anti-trafficking organization that helps save people all over the world. WaterWalkers is an organization based in Nashville that works to get kids outdoor opportunities they wouldn't normally get while helping to supplement their education and basic needs. "
#81 JOSH WHYLE
Sharing with Appalachia People
"Did a service immersion trip in high school and helped the less fortunate. It was an eye-opening experience."