Hawkeyes in the Hospital … For a Good Reason

Jenna Waters with (left to right) Iowa fullback Brett Morse, manager Dan Wolfe, quarterback Ricky Stanzi, tight end Tony Moeaki, and linebacker A.J. Edds

Jenna Waters with (left to right) Iowa fullback Brett Morse, manager Dan Wolfe, quarterback Ricky Stanzi, tight end Tony Moeaki, and linebacker A.J. Edds

A good person named Pat Huber sent this the Hlog’s way recently.

Jenna Waters of Ainsworth, Iowa is 4 years old and was diagnosed with embryonal hepatoblastoma in January.  She is taking chemotherapy at the University Hospitals in Iowa City. She is the child of Jared and Christina Waters.

Here’s what Pat wrote:

 

 The Hawkeye players and manager put a light in a little girl’s eyes that I am sure lasted all day!  She is Jenna Waters and is at the U of Iowa taking chemo. They stopped in to surprise her.  She and her brother were indeed surprised…They didn’t have to, but they took the time to make a little girl’s day a bit bearable and in the process  made her (7-year-old) brother a happy camper too!

 

Hawkeye athletes do this all the time at that hospital, as do college athletes around the country. We seldom hear about it, and it’s probably just as well. It’s supposed to be about the act, not drawing attention to the act.

 

I’m putting this here because this was nothing the university or its athletic department staged or promoted. And, because this came to me from someone touched by the players’ visit to the child.

 

Speaking of which, donations are being accepted at any Hills Bank for the Jenna Waters Benefit Fund.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One response to “Hawkeyes in the Hospital … For a Good Reason

  1. I assume Moeaki just lives in the hospital at this point, so this was probably pretty convenient for him

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