Ahman Green visits local kids with cancer
Friday, April 13, 2012
Sean Sexton talked football Friday afternoon, much like he would any other day. But it wasn't any other day.
It was the day he met Ahman Green, who played football for the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Green Bay Packers.
Green visited kids at Children's Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha on Friday.
"It's an easy way to put a smile on their faces," he said.
Several kids greeted Green in the hospital's lobby, where he signed autographs and took pictures. Sexton, who's receiving chemotherapy at Children's, isn't allowed to leave his room - it would expose him to too many germs. So his dad, Mike, made the trip downstairs to retrieve an autograph instead.
Sexton is one of Green's biggest fans. "He's the reason I started following the Packers," the 18-year-old said.
He wasn't expecting Green to show up next to his bedside, but the retired running back decided to say hello in person.
"I can't even find the words," Sexton said after Green left the room.
The two griped about the end of the Packers' season.
"Shouldn't have had that week off," Sexton said about his favorite team's playoff run.
"That's what I said," Green agreed.
They chatted about video games, too. Green even wrote down his gamer tag so the two could play together online, then visited a few other kids on the floor.
"Anything to bring a little brightness to their day," he said.
Green also bowled Saturday at Maplewood Lanes in Omaha for a charity bowling event.
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