Student Husker’s Serve

An amazing outreach our student athletes can take part in is visiting clients who are on hospice.  For years these young folks have been stepping further into their platform of being a Husker athlete and giving back to their fans.

Many hospice clients are avid fans, life long ticket holders, financial supporters, cheered the Huskers on every game there ever was from their living rooms and prayed for their health, education and safety.  So when the Social Workers and Nurses in Hospice teams are considering how to encourage the terminally ill (and their families) there is an opportunity to reach out to UNL and connect with their program directors with an invitation to meet their Hospice clients.

I had the opportunity to observe Roy Helu and Alex Henery interact with a client and family and boy did it make a difference in the client’s life.  Later on I also learned it was impactful to Roy and Alex…I saw those young men engage conversation with this client and want to learn about the client’s life!  They acknowledge their insights and talked the game for awhile, but seeing them focus on the client was beautiful and honoring and not only on their role as NE Football players.

I want to thank who ever was the one who started this program and has monitored it, shaped it and kept serving at the forfront of the outreach!


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