VA Maryland Health Care System
NFL Legend Visits Veterans
Recently nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, NFL Legend Earnest Byner and members of his organization, Healing Dawgs, visited veteran inpatients at the Baltimore VA Medical Center on Oct. 30. Byner spent quality time with veteran inpatients, listening to their stories, talking about their service, talking football, and talking being their brothers’ keepers and leaving behind hope and care. Byner aims to bring joy and healing and to lend support and care for Veterans struggling with illness and recovery. He went room to room, visiting veterans in acute care units,giving each veteran autographed NFL memorabilia and a small, stuffed, “Healing Dawg,” to provide comfort.