Feature: A Driver’s License to do Good

Helping Others in a Time of Need is Just a Phone Call Away

Author: Don Martelli
Published: July 30, 2012 at 4:45 pm


Professional athletes are often seen as overpaid kids that have the world at the fingertips.

Of course, most of them take the time out to help others who are less fortunate so the "spoiled brat" stigma is more media hype than anything else.

Those in Indianapolis know all to well about their former quarterback Peyton Manning, who's now playing for the Denver Broncos.

Recently, Manning took time out of his day to place a few phone calls — phone calls to a hospital where victims of the Colorado theater shooting were recovering from their injuries. This wasn't a PR move. It wasn't something for the news. It was a simple gesture to lift their spirits of those who's lives have impact by this horrible tragedy.

A spokeswoman for the Medical Center of Aurora told the Indystar.com that Manning spoke one-on-one by phone over the weekend with several patients brought there after the shooting.

Manning, a four-time MVP, signed with the Broncos this year after missing the 2011 season due to injury.

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 Image Credit: IndyStar.com


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Article Author: Don Martelli

Known on the social web as “BigGuyD,” Don Martelli is just a dad, moonlighting as a digital marketer, photog and civilian journalist. He's the executive editor for Technorati. Connect with him at www.donmartelli.com.

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