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 bicycle safety.