Garth Brooks Gets in the ‘Zone’ With Troy Aikman
Garth Brooks has teamed up with NFL legend Troy Aikman to help some very special kids in need of some fun. The two helped create a play area called the Child Life Zone in Denver's Health Medical Center, for children battling cancer.
"It's stuff they don't have medicine for," Garth says. "It allows a child to be a child again. That's the most important thing because children are the strongest things on the planet. So if you get them back in an environment where they remember they're a child and not fighting this uphill battle, then all of a sudden these wonderful things start happening to them that the doctors can't explain."
"The kids are the heroes," Troy adds. "Sometimes that term is thrown around pretty loosely. But you're around these kids and see what they have to endure day after day ... they are the tough ones. They really are the examples to the adults."
The center was built with funds by both the Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids Foundation and the Troy Aikman Foundation. Joining the stars for the ribbon-cutting ceremony, held on April 24, were Garth's wife, Trisha Yearwood, as well as superstar athletes Karl Mecklenburg, John Elway and Kyle Orton.
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