Eli Manning with the President's Physical Fitness AwardEli Manning has helped raise $2.9 million for the only children’s cancer care center in Mississippi. But, he has lent more than his famous name and recognizable face to the cause. He has devoted countless hours to cheering up the kids there.

Bringing boxes of gifts, Manning spent one-on-one time with every patient — signing autographs, playing video games with some… anything to make them smile and feel better for a little while.

“That’s about as classy as it gets,” said James Keeton, vice chancellor for health affairs at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

“This guy is a superstar in the NFL, a Super Bowl most valuable player. You don’t see many of them wandering the halls of children’s hospitals.”

(READ the story from the Parent Dish)

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