Texas Rangers' C.J. Wilson Pitches in for Children's
July 29, 2011
Texas Rangers pitcher C.J. Wilson is hard at work helping lead the team to one of their best overall seasons in franchise history. But to Children's patients, his recent donation to the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (CCBD) was a home run.
C.J. Wilson's Children's Charities presented the CCBD with a check for $5,000 and donated $3,350 worth of gaming equipment and games. C.J. also treated 60 Children's patients and their families to a night on the town at Rangers Ballpark for a Rangers game.
Cristy Ecton, CCBD Outreach Manager, was grateful for the donation. "The C.J. Wilson donation allows Children's to provide distraction and entertainment to patients and their families during hospitalizations. Hospitalizations can be for months, some times, but no matter how short or long a stay, normalization is important."
C.J. and the Texas Rangers' mascot ("Rangers Captain") spent time with several CCBD patients, painting in the playroom and playing video games. Ecton said the visit made a difference to the CCBD patients.
"Visits like C.J.'s and Captain's help the patient families feel special. Many times it is easy for a family to feel as if their friends and family forgot them during hospitalization."
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