Several victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting remain hospitalized. In efforts to brighten their day a little, Shaq, Tim Tebow, Johnny Damon, and Kaka visited Orlando Regional Hospital this week.
The athletes all came on the same day as Gov. Rick Scott organized the appearances. Scott felt like the athletes’ presence would boost morale.
Shaq was drafted first overall by the Orlando Magic in 1992 and reps for Tebow say that he has ties to the area as well. The rep stated, “”Timmy has a lot of relationships in Orlando. Family. Friends. He wants to do what he can.”
The patients were excited to meet the star athletes and judging from the video, the athletes were moved and inspired as well.