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Bailey, Ogletree Visit Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital

Posted Nov 5, 2015

Stedman Bailey and Alec Ogletree recently visited patients at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital as a part of the Extra Life campaign.

St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey and linebacker Alec Ogletree recently visited patients at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital as a part of the Extra Life campaign by Children’s Miracle Network of Greater St. Louis.

Bailey and Ogletree met children on the third floor in Warner’s Corner, named after legendary Rams player Kurt Warner, to play video games and enjoy each other’s company. Bailey played a racing game against patients, while Ogletree lined up as the Rams in a Madden game against another patient, who played as the 49ers.

“It was a great experience,” Bailey said. “We may never know what they’re going through, but being able to put a smile on a kid’s face means a lot to me.”

The patients could not stop smiling, as Bailey and Ogletree signed autographs and posed for photos. But during the whole event, their smiles were just as big.

“It was a humbling and fun experience for both of us,” Ogletree said. “We’re definitely blessed to be able to come out here and spend time with the kids. I think it meant a lot to the kids, but I think it meant even more to me.”

The Children’s Miracle Network “Extra Life” campaign is a 24-hour gaming marathon which raises money for Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital through pledges for every hour played. Ogletree and Rams offensive lineman Rodger Saffold are serving as the ambassadors for the program.

“The Rams have been great,” Children’s Miracle Network of Greater St. Louis Director of Events Nick Catanzaro said. “They’ve helped us bring more attention to the event, raise more money and awareness for these amazing children’s hospitals in St. Louis. Having Alec and Stedman here helps break up their day, put a smile on the kids’ faces and brings them back to being a kid.”