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Darton softball players visit some little patients at Phoebe

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Darton softball player Jana Sizemore plays with a patient in the pediatric patient at Phoebe Putney Hospital. Darton softball player Jana Sizemore plays with a patient in the pediatric patient at Phoebe Putney Hospital.
One of the smallest patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital gets a new T-shirt, courtesy of the Darton softball team. One of the smallest patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital gets a new T-shirt, courtesy of the Darton softball team.
About 20 Darton softball players visited the Pediatrics Unit at Phoebe on Thursday. About 20 Darton softball players visited the Pediatrics Unit at Phoebe on Thursday.

Sick children got a special visit and a little inspiration from some college athletes Thursday.

The Darton College softball team visited the Pediatrics Unit at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. The young patients enjoyed playing games, coloring and reading books with the players.

The team wanted to give back to the community and the trip to the hospital was the idea of several players, especially Jana Sizemore. The freshman from Arlington has a special reason to help out.

"I had back surgery at a very young age and I lived in Atlanta in a hospital for three months myself. And just to know what it's like to be in the hospital and have people come in to see me. And I know what it felt like to have people come in, that I wasn't just stuck in a hospital room every day," she said.

Sizemore says that the team got just as much as the kids did out of the visit and that seeing the children reminds them of how lucky they are to be able to play softball.

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