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UM football team ‘grateful’ after visit to children’s hospital

UM wide receiver Braxton Berrios.
UM wide receiver Braxton Berrios. AP

Earlier this week, while their bodies rejuvenated in advance of Thursday’s first preseason scrimmage, the Hurricanes had their first day off from practice since fall camp began last Thursday. But what they did off the field was equally stimulating.

Players visited the Holtz Children’s Hospital on Wednesday at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, and judging by the tweets sent out by both the hospital and Hurricanes, the event was a success.

“Spent time visiting kids at Jackson Memorial Hospital,” freshman defensive lineman Ryan Fines tweeted. “Things like this make me endlessly blessed for what I got.”

Receiver Braxton Berrios tweeted that “it was great going to Holtz hospital… to see a bunch of kids. They go through so much and still have a smile. Lesson: Be grateful.”

UM coach Al Golden, who has three young children of his own, tweeted how “truly grateful” he and his team were for the experience.

“I can’t even begin to express what a special day it was today. …Thank you!’’

Holtz sent out this tweet to the Hurricanes: “Thank you @univmiami @CanesFootball team for bringing your kindness to our little patients. #MiraclesMadeDaily.

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