This is not a sports story, it's a human story.
Kurt Warner was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame. Here's my pitch for Kurt to also be inducted into the Human Hall of Fame. Why don't we have a Human Hall of Fame?
Years ago, I was involved with the Children's Miracle Network. It was one of the most rewarding and moving experiences of my life. We met kids with cancer and heart disease. We also met their parents. One Mom I met was Angela Brunette with Baskets of Hope. Baskets of Hope, fills baskets with books, video games, coloring books, etc for kids who are in the hospital. It's a wonderful organization.
One afternoon, shortly after the Children's Miracle Network Radiothon, Angela called me and asked me if I would like to hand out baskets with her at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital. I said, "Sure I'll be right down." I got down to Cardinal Glennon and waiting in the lobby for me was Angela, along with Kurt and Brenda Warner.
We spent a few hours walking the halls of the hospital, giving baskets to the kids who were out of their minds to meet Kurt Warner. Kurt (and Brenda) were absolutely awesome with the kids. Autographs, pictures, whatever they wanted.
There were no news crews, no television cameras, no reporters. No one but the kids knew Kurt and Brenda were there. They did it because they wanted to.
During our radiothon, Brenda came to speak with us to help support the Children's Miracle Network. We were given a 15 minute window to speak with her. She ended up staying with us for almost two hours. Kids sitting on her lap. Brenda braiding a girl's hair. One kid said to Brenda, "wow, those are nice sunglasses!" Brenda said to him, "you can have them."
So congratulations to Kurt Warner for the induction into the NFL Hall of Fame. Here's my vote for you and Brenda to be inducted into the Human Hall of Fame.