Dec 12, 2012 8:22 PM by UL Sports Information
The Ragin' Cajuns football team visited Lafayette General Medical Center on Wednesday, interacting with staff and patients throughout Acadiana's largest hospital.
The team split into six groups and covered nearly every area of the hospital. A group led by All-Sun Belt kicker/punter Brett Baer visited the neonatal intensive care unit and mother/baby suites to see the newborns, including a surprisingly large number of babies delivered on 12/12/12. Baer's group then stopped at the pediatrics floor to visit with children of all ages.
Other groups made appearances to units on each of LGMC's 10 floors. The wide receivers even sang Christmas songs to patients to help uplift holiday spirits.
A group led by Hunter Stover and Matt Rosenbalm, who each suffered ACL injuries, stopped by patients on the orthopedic floor.
Le'Marcus Gibson, no stranger to recovering from injuries, led his group to visit patients on the physical medicine and rehab floor, as well as the oncology unit.
Exceptional student-athletes Ian Thompson and Jacob Maxwell led their group to visit patients on the neurology floor. Lafayette General is a Neuroscience Center of Excellence.
The visit marked the Cajuns second straight stop to LGMC prior to the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. The Ragin' Cajuns visited Lafayette General on Dec. 12, 2011, just six days before defeating San Diego State, 32-30.