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Whitner and Owens visit injured HS player at TX hospital

Posted by Chris Brown on June 30, 2009 – 7:59 pm

At the conclusion of Terrell Owens’ football camp in Duncanville, Texas last week, Owens and teammate Donte Whitner made a stop at the Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation where they paid a visit to a 16-year old high school football player who suffered a spinal cord injury.

Corey Borner was injured on May 6th while practicing for his DeSoto high school team. The severe spinal cord injury left him without movement in any of his limbs. He underwent surgery to limit the damage and can now move his arms, with the hopes of eventually moving his legs again as well.

In a story about the visit on Fanhouse.com Owens said.

“Corey is not only an inspiration but he was also my motivation for this year’s camp,” Owens said. “Since Corey couldn’t come to the camp, it is my honor to bring the camp to him.”

“His story immediately hit home for me,” said Whitner. “When Terrell invited me along for the visit, there was no hesitation. Corey is a reminder of why I work so hard on and off the field. He’s a true inspiration.”

The players brought Corey autographed memorabilia and signed jerseys and spent some time with the young player, who was thrilled to see them. Here’s a photo courtesy of Greg Hamilton.

Corey Donte and Terrell


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