RICHMOND, Va. (CBSDC) – Training camp is not all about football for Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III.
On Saturday, Griffin had two young cancer survivors, Evan Washo and Vincent Silver, Jr., autograph a pair of his own cleats. He said he will send the two teenagers a pair of signed cleats in return.
On Sunday, Griffin hosted Jamia Johnson, an 18-year-old from Lusby, Md., through the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Mid-Atlantic chapter. Johnson, who received a kidney transplant in 2013, beat her hero in a foot race and they played catch. She was also asked to sign Griffin’s jersey. Jamia’s brother, Jamani, was also in attendance.
“I wanted to give her something special and have something to carry along with me on this journey,” Griffin said. “When I was growing up I always wanted to me my childhood – not idols, but guys that I looked up to, role models. If I had met Michael Jordan and he asked for my autograph, I think there would’ve been a shock. So it’s kind of flipping the script on them a little bit. It means something to them.”
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