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Penn State Football: Hospital Visit Puts Things Into Perspective For Nittany Lions

by on July 24, 2014 12:00 PM

Penn State football players and head coach James Franklin made the two hour trip to the Hershey Children's Hospital on Wednesday, on a mission to cheer up ailing children and sign a few autographs. 

It was a chance to bond with the community and make someone's day a little brighter.

It was also a reminder that even the toughest days out on the practice field are nothing compared the real challenges and pain that some people battle with every day.

"Some of the kids we saw upstairs were in really bad shape," Penn State tight end Adam Breneman said "It really makes you think twice and puts things into a new perspective. Football is a small part of life and it allows you to have a different outlook on things."

"Obviously I think we all know that whenever you go and try and help somebody else or give back to the community you end up getting more out of it than you ever give," Franklin said. "If we can put a few more smiles on some kids' faces or give them a little bit more hope or enthusiasm then we want to do that."


Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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