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The medical center provides care ranging from neonatal critical care to sports medicine and from trauma to eating disorders. The system offers highly specialized, nationally recognized care for illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, blood disorders and cystic fibrosis.

The Sooners met several young kids battling life-threatening diseases and spent time with them.

“Children should be cared for and protected in every single way, and I can tell that is done here,” Stoops said. “We hopefully can distract the children for a little bit of time, taking them away from their worries and their pains.”

Earlier in the week, Texas A&M traveled to Texas Scottish Rite, where the Aggies made quick friends with the young patients. The hospital specializes in the treatment of pediatric orthopedic conditions

“Making the kids happy is what it is all about,” A&M senior Dustin Harris said. “Some people don’t get a chance to do many things in life, and these kids are a big blessing to our team because they are giving us back happiness. It brings out the inner-child in all of us.”

Oklahoma junior Austin Woods may have had a special interest in meeting the children.

Last spring, he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He went through chemotherapy treatment over the summer as well as during the regular season. In October, his doctor told him he was in remission.

“One of the things I wanted to do after I was diagnosed,” Woods said, “because it really opened my eyes to the world of cancer, was to use my platform as an OU football player to help others, especially kids, who are going through the same thing.”

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