ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Brady Sims was greeted with a series of smiles when he walked into the children’s hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest last Friday before the Cooper Tires Take The Money and Ride Built Ford Tough Series Event.
It was the first time the 21-year-old had ever been to a children’s hospital and Sims called it an eye-opening experience.
“They say it makes them feel good whenever we show up, but it makes us feel good when we can see some kids that are traumatized like that smile. I have a real soft heart whenever it comes to that stuff pretty hard. I tried to hold it together.”
Sims signed autographs, posed for pictures and hung out with a group of kids to help brighten their days amidst their treatments for a variety of illnesses. The Holt, Missouri, bull rider said that he never really expected being a professional bull rider could have such an impact on so many others beyond the arena.
“There was one kid that was real sick and his dad said he hadn’t been able to smile in three weeks. He would be hurting all the time, but he had the biggest freaking smile you have ever seen when I went in there. That was pretty neat. (Another) kid just kept smiling and saying cowboy. He loved it. That was awesome. I didn’t even have to do anything and they loved it.”
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