Rosebowl MVP visits patients
by Yolande Lezine
Former University of Texas quarterback and Rose
Bowl Most Valuable Player, Vince Young visited
patients in January at Texas Children's Hospital.
Young, who is a former Texas Children's patient, took
time out of his busy schedule to make kids laugh and
smile during a three-hour visit to the heart surgery
unit of the hospital.
Children and staff were elated to see the "Hometown
Hero" and National Championship quarterback take time
to meet, greet and sign autographs for each child and
and their parents. Every child receive either a
Longhorns t-shirt or cap and a football all donated by
Academy Sports and Outdoors.
One of the most joyous sights was watching two little
girls run as fast as they could to give a kneeling
Young a great big congratulatory hug!
"I love kids and it was great to know that I helped to
put a smile on their face, " Young stated. "Giving
back is what its all about."
Young, who is one of Texas Children's Hospital most
famous patients, was admitted after being involved in
a bicycle crash in his neighborhood. Once he recovered
from his injuries, he participated in a public service
announcement that Texas Children's produced about