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Former patient returns to Women's and Children's to cheer other patients

Posted at 5:59 PM, Dec 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-17 20:00:18-05

When Taj Richard was named hero of the month by Women's and Children's Hospital, he knew what he wanted to do with his prize money: pay it forward.

Richard was in a car accident earlier this year, and hospitalized there for a broken vertebrae. Today, he returned to that same hospital with gifts in hand.

"I spent some of the money to donate games to the hospital for kids who were in the same position as me," he says.

He got some help from Dwayne Richard, CEO of Dwayne's Dream Team.

"it's just amazing to see the kids faces light up a lot of these kids are less fortunate and may not be getting anything for Christmas," Dwayne Richard said.