Brenda Warner & Kurt Warner: The Real Deal (Photos, Video)

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Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner is married to the former Brenda Carney Meoni.  The couple were united in marriage in October 1997.   The active born-again Christians have been busy raising a house full of kids as well as working to bring further awareness to the developmentally disabled.

Brenda Warner is a U.S. Marine corps veteran who brought two children from a previous marriage to her union with Kurt, a son Zachary and a daughter Jesse.    Zachary sustained brain damage and lost his sight when he was accidentally dropped on his head as an infant by his father, Brenda's ex-husband.

Kurt and Brenda have five children together, bringing their brood total to seven.  They include sons Elijah and Kade, and daughters Jada, and twins Sierra Rose and Sienna Rae.   The blended siblings range in age from 19 years old to age three.

According to those who know the couple and of their good works, these two are the 'real deal'.  They freely use his 'celebrity' status as a vehicle for bringing attention to the organizations that are near and dear to both of their hearts.

The couple are active with Civitan International, a group that serves the needs of the developmentally disabled.

Warner received the Muhammad Ali Sports Leadership Award at the Champs annual gala event in Phoenix in March, for his outstanding accomplishments and veteran leadership.  The award is a way to acknowledge those who best represent the qualities associated with Ali and his fight to find a cure for Parkinson's disease.

UPDATE JANUARY 29, 2010: Kurt Warner held a news conference to announce that he is retiring.  SEE VIDEO HERE.

Check out more photos below and video of Brenda and Kurt speaking on behalf of Basket of Hope.