March 30, 2012
On Thursday, nearly 20 Golden Gopher student-athletes volunteered their time at the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital for the third annual My Superhero Day. The all-day event was put on for all patients and faculty to recognize the superhero in all of us.
The student-athletes helped the hospitals Physical Therapy staff with “Superhero Strength Training”. Gophers interacted with patients by helping them complete obstacle courses, playing catch and decorating capes. The Golden Gophers also signed t-shirts and posters for the patients.
The University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital provides a broad spectrum of pediatric programs. Their services range from pediatric general surgery, imaging and neonatal and pediatric intensive care to cardiac and oncology services and blood and marrow and organ transplantation.
The hospital also is home to Minnesota’s only children's behavioral inpatient unit and programming exclusively devoted to children ages 12 and younger. Amplatz Children's Hospital features one of the three largest kidney transplant programs in the world specializing in infants and small children.
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