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Former Raiders Players To Visit UMC Children's Hospital

Players Will Try And Boost The Spirits Of Sick Children

November 12, 2018 - 1:40 pm

LAS VEGAS (KXNT) - Oakland Raiders alumni, the Raiderettes will pay a visit to some young patients who are receiving treatment at University Medical Center (UMC) Children's Hospital, and try to lift the spirit of the sick children. 

With the soon to be Las Vegas Raiders current play this season, the team could use some healing on the field, sitting with a 1-8 record under Jon Gruden, and in last place in the AFC West. 

On Tuesday's visit, the alums are expected to meet with the younger patients and their families at their bedside and in the playroom.  In addition, Raiders Alumni will present remote-controlled cars for transporting pediatric patients to surgery, medical tests and procedures. The remote-controlled cars are a technique to help children adjust to the hospital and to maintain a normal lifestyle. A child who feels at home in the driver’s seat of a toy car is less anxious and may recover more quickly. 

There will also be a contribution made to UMC Children’s Hospital in support of their Child Life Department, to further their mission to maximize positive and supportive experiences.