The Iowa Hawkeyes football team started an amazingly touching and fun new tradition this year. At the end of the first quarter of every football game, 70,000+ fans turn and wave to the patients at the new Stead Family Children’s Hospital that looks over the field.
The Iowa football program was honored recently with The Disney Spirit Award, given annually to college football’s most inspirational figure. In addition to the coach and one of the players being on-hand to accept the award, there was also one of the patients from the children’s hospital present on the stage. Kaden spent more than two weeks in the hospital being treated for a tumor in his lung this fall and had the opportunity to experience the wave.
The video below has the original story by ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi in addition to the ceremony where they accept the award. It’s about 11 minutes long, but it is SO worth it. Please take a few moments to watch. And have a few tissues on hand, too 🙂
Make it a great week, y’all.