In celebration of Kids Day presented by Texas Children's Hospital on Sunday, October 31, Texans LB Kamu Grugier-Hill spread positivity and cheer before the team took on the Los Angeles Rams at NRG Stadium.
On Tuesday, I got to visit some awesome kids at Texas Children's Hospital. It was a virtual visit, but I didn't just FaceTime with them on an iPad. I was on a robot that had my jersey on it, and I went room to room talking with patients. I even got to "drive" the robot down the hall and into their rooms like a video game! I loved the looks on their faces when I first got in there. Most of them were shocked.
The first patient I visited was a little girl named Kyleigh. She had a smile that lit up the whole room! I could feel her excitement through the screen when I came in. We talked about our favorite TV shows and her love of unicorns. I almost fell off my chair when she said her favorite position on a football team is a linebacker. She knew the way to my heart!
I also got to visit with my new friend Justin, a big Texans fan. I rolled over to his bed and saw him wearing a Texans jersey. I was pumped! He was wearing #13 for my friend Brandin Cooks, but I told him I expect him to be rocking #51 the next time I see him.
The last guy I talked to was one-of-a-kind! Hunter is his name and he's a superstar there. He's famous for his cooking and he wants to be a chef. I asked him if he would teach me how to cook one day. His room was also decked out in Halloween decorations – it was awesome!
It's honestly hard to imagine what these kids and their families are going through, so being able to brighten their day a little bit really made mine. They are true warriors and I'm inspired by them. People look up to us as players and being able to spend some time laughing and encouraging them was awesome.
I had so much fun and I can't wait for the day when I can go visit them in person!
The countdown to Kids Day presented by Texas Children's Hospital is on! TORO and Kamu Grugier-Hill visited patients in the hospital via suspended scaffolding and a robot.