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Raiders’ QB Derek Carr Sends Inspiring Video To Girl With Stage 4 Cancer

Derek Carr’s season ended in relative tragedy with a broken leg, but the Raiders’ quarterback continues to spread cheer.

When he found out 13-year-old Roxy Rodriguez was battling stage 4 brain cancer, he filmed an inspiring message and sent it to her. Rodriguez, who calls Carr her favorite player, is a patient at Valley Children’s Hospital, which is the beneficiary of Carr’s good work through his foundation, DC4Kids.

Here’s the video courtesy of KMPH Fox 26:

Carr also sent Rodriguez an autographed picture.

A little more about Carr’s foundation: DC4Kids helps fund immediate medical needs for patients at Valley Children’s Hospital. The cause hits close to home for Derek and his wife, Heather.

After their son, Dallas, was born, he had to be rushed to the hospital due to intestinal malrotation, which is a life-threatening condition that cuts off blood supply to the intestinal tract. After two surgeries and over 20 days in the Neonatal intensive Care, Dallas is now a healthy toddler.

“I want people to know how great this place is,” Derek said. “There’s no better place for kids. They genuinely care for your child and that meant a lot. Every child who comes in here is their No. 1 priority.”


Kim Constantinesco

Kim Constantinesco

As the founder and editor-in-chief of Purpose2Play.com, Kim Constantinesco dives under the surface hype to illuminate heroes in the sports world. Whether talking with the first man with cerebral palsy to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro, or the first woman to mountain bike across Afghanistan, Kim has a keen interest in shining the spotlight on ordinary people doing extraordinary things. She believes it's time media starts placing a higher value on the people and communities who are actively doing something to make the world a little better. Previously, she covered the Denver Broncos and the NFL for seven seasons. Her work has been featured on NFL.com, CBS Sports, Fox Sports, The New York Times, and USA Today. She resides in Denver, CO. When not working, she can be found deep in the Rocky Mountains throwing backflips on her snowboard. Follow Kim on Twitter: @KimCon14
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