Jeff Gordon Opens Up About Racing and His Other Passion: Helping Kids
By Greg Bailey - New Channel 36 WCNC
The smallest and the youngest cling to their pacifiers and their blankets. The oldest discuss the details of chemotherapy that never seems to end.
Grabbing one of the IV bags beside his bed, a patient says, "This is Ifosfamide. This is a weird one." They all cling to hope that comes from the visitor who cares--NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon.
"You're a fighter. That's what it takes," Jeff Gordon told a young patient. "Each child deserves a happy and healthy life...and if there's one child that doesn't make it, it's one too many."
So much in Jeff Gordon's world is big--horsepower, the introductions, the success. So when he started his children's foundation, he drove it all the way to Africa.
"In Rwanda, children are dying of cancers that they should not be, that are very easily curable and treatable," he said.
Now he is bringing that mission home.
A new partnership between the Jeff Gordon's Children's Hospital and....
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