Razorback Athletes Visit Children’s Hospital

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LOWELL (KFSM)-- Several athletes from the University of Arkansas helped spread the love at the Arkansas Children's Hospital on Thursday (Feb. 11).

Razorback soccer and tennis players visited with patients in the waiting room as they were waiting to see the doctor.

Sophomore Branch Terrell said seeing the kids smile was well worth an hour of his time, even if he isn't too creative.

"My handwriting is probably worst than most of the 5-year-olds, but I've made my attempts at a couple Valentine's cards," Terrell said. "It's the effort that counts."

This is the third year Razorback athletes have thrown a Valentine's party for the kids.

Stephanie Dunlap works with the hospital and said it's all about making the kids feel comfortable.

"It helps them cope with going back to the exam room and see the doctor," Dunlap said. "It helps them even cope with walking back in the door, to be seen for another clinic visit, knowing that it's a place that they can have some fun."

For people wanting to send a valentine to a patient, you can do that here. An anonymous donor will donate $1 for every valentine received, up to $100,000.

You can send valentines through Sunday (Feb. 14).