Marcus Mariota Visits Kapiolani Medical Center

Local boy and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Marcus Mariota recently made the trip back home to visit a place close to his heart – Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children. The 2014 Heisman Trophy winner spent time with pediatric patients and gave them autographed footballs, mini helmets and other memorabilia to cap off a very special day.

Mariota also shared a message for children undergoing treatment at Kapiolani: “Thank you for being my inspiration. The challenges and adversities I’ve experienced do not even come close to what you’re going through. Stay strong, keep fighting and know that you’ve got an entire community, an entire state, behind you.”

Watch this video to see Mariota’s heartwarming interactions with the kids.