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Members of the University of Nebraska’s football team bonded with some of the hospital’s tiniest patients during their annual service visit to Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center, Lincoln, NE.

Thirty members of the University of Nebraska’s football team, the Cornhuskers, visited patients and associates at Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center, Lincoln, NE. The team’s annual community service visit to the hospital takes place the day before Thanksgiving. The football players, wearing their red team jerseys, visit with patients, patients’ family members and associates to spread some holiday cheer. This year, one of the patients visited was an 11-year-old boy who was burned over 70 percent of his body when he and some friends threw gasoline on a campfire. The Huskers talked with the boy and presented him with an autographed football.

[Information released to the press/public. This is the hospital where I work.

I'll also add, which was publicly released yet didn't make this press release, that the players who visited the boy who was burned had to wear golden gowns over their uniforms for infection control purposes. Since the boy is from Iowa, he happily yelled "Hawkeyes" (as in the University of Iowa's team) when first seeing them. He made them laugh, and, I'm sure, made their day. We're all convinced he has two favorite college teams now, too.]


sapphireblue said…
Awww, look at those little babies!!
StephanieD said…
Oh, my heart goes out to that 11-year-old boy. But what a sweet thing to do for the holidays.
I agree it's very sweet they come to visit every year. It really does bring some happiness to the patients and their family members.

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