NY Jets Star Running Back Shonn Greene Puts In Appearance At Careone Livingston
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NY JETS STAR RUNNING BACK SHONN GREENE
PUTS IN APPEARANCE AT CAREONE LIVINGSTON
LIVINGSTON, NJ, April 14, 2012—New York Jets’ star running back Shonn Greene put in a special appearance at CareOne at Livingston today, meeting with patients, employees, and their families to chat, sign autographs and pose for pictures. Over 100 fans, patients and their families and community members turned out to meet Shonn and root him on for the upcoming season.
Greene, who has been with the Jets since 2009, played college ball for the University of Iowa where he led the Big Ten with 1,729 yards rushing, was the only running back in the country to average over 100 yards per game, and set school records for yards rushing in a single season. In his rookie year with the Jets, he helped push the team to within one game of the Super Bowl.
Active in the Going Greene Foundation, which helps young people struggling to overcome adversity, Shonn Greene was at CareOne to spread his personal message of hope and determination to the older generation: “No matter what your dream is, whether to write a book, start a business, or help a cause…don’t ever give up!” It was an inspirational and motivational event for the CareOne patients, who are receiving medical rehabilitation therapy, long-term care, and assisted living.
According to Filman Cooper, a CareOne patient recovering from knee replacement surgery “it was great to meet Shonn, I just came to CareOne yesterday for rehabilitation and it gave me a lift to meet a star NFL player.” Vicki Hayes, CareOne at Livingston’s Administrator said “it was really wonderful of Shonn to come here on his own time, our patients and families really enjoyed meeting him, many of who are huge Jets fanes.” Hayes continued, “We loved that fact that Shonn’s visit was multi-generational, everyone was excited from our elderly long term care and assisted living residents, to their young grandchildren and family members.”
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