Kansas City Chiefs, and former University of Georgia Bulldog tight end Leonard Pope made an appearance in Americus, Ga., his home town, at the new Phoebe Sumter Hospital, which he helped raise money to build after the old hospital, the one he was born in, was destroyed by a tornado.
Pope was born at Sumter Regional Hospital, which was destroyed by a tornado in 2007, and has raised more than $32,000 to help the hospital recover and rebuild.
This was the first time that Pope has stepped foot in the hospital that he helped create even though it opened in December. Pope partnered with the news hospital to teach awareness of childhood obesity, which has been a problem in the South, and to promote active lifestyles for local children.
Pope also made an appearance in Joplin, Mo. hospital, whose hospital was also destroyed by a tornado.
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