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January
2017
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Olympian Part of Cystic Fibrosis Clinic $10K Donation

Colton Underwood Legacy Foundation gift includes visit from NFL Player and Gold Medalist Aly Raisman

The Colton Underwood Foundation recently made a $10,000 donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Clinic at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Illinois.

Underwood, 25, a standout football player at Washington (IL) Community High School and Illinois State University, has seen playing time with several NFL teams, most recently with the Oakland Raiders.

 

Those kids are a true inspiration. They fight and fight through battles every single day. I think a lot of athlete’s can relate to going through battles. Theirs are much more significant, it’s just very inspiring.
Colton Underwood, Colton Underwood Legacy Foundation

The Colton Underwood Legacy Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that encourages youth participation in athletics and provides resources for research and support of people living with Cystic Fibrosis. His passion for CF research and education began when his cousin, Harper, now 5, was born with CF.

After the check presentation, Underwood and his girlfriend, Olympic gold medal gymnast Aly Raisman, visited with patients at Children’s Hospital of Illinois.

 

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“Those kids are a true inspiration. They fight and fight through battles every single day,” said Underwood. “I think a lot of athlete’s can relate to going through battles. Theirs are much more significant, it’s just very inspiring.”

“It’s only been two years and he’s already been so successful with it, so I’m excited for him (Underwood) and to see what he can do in the future. I’m just happy to be here to support him,” said Raisman.

Learn more about the work at the Children’s Hospital of Illinois Cystic Fibrosis Clinic here.