Hospice Program Grants Wishes to Two 90-Year-Olds

By DJ Byrnes on October 9, 2013 at 6:09p

From 10TV:

The two members of OSU's Class of 1949 were given an all access tour of The Ohio State University's football practice facility.

They toured where the team holds its meetings and where players get their gear. They even got to watch the team practice.

"It's not just a team. It's THE team!" said [Richard] Payne.

Last weekend, he says "THE Team" nearly pushed him into his 5th heart attack.

National media, take heed, and add this to the litany of crimes perpetrated by Urban Meyer: he almost gave a 90-year-old man his fifth heart attack.


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Totally freaking awesome. Hospice caregivers are a blessing. Brings a tear to my eye. GO BUCKS!

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BrooklynBuckeye's picture

My wife will never get it, but videos like these remind her that it's never gonna go away.

Orlando Pancakes's picture

Urban is an attempted murderer!!!

FROMTHE18's picture

sarcasm font my dude.

DJ Byrnes's picture

The fact that it's even necessary in the first place, but especially something like this, is just pathetic.

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OSUStu's picture

Seriously, what is the point of being sarcastic if you alert everyone to it?

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CALPOPPY's picture


I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.

MN Buckeye's picture

My wife works in geriatric care. She gets how important this is for the gentlemen, and kudos to OSU and Urban Meyer for granting their wish!

Hovenaut's picture

Beautiful story.....all part of what makes Ohio State great.

WOLFofOHIO's picture

man. words can not describe. so glad to see dreams come true. good stuff.

there is no greater joy than watching Michigan get slammed. in anything

burkmon's picture

How great!  I just went onto the website for Senior Independence Hospice and made a donation in honor of the two men towards the "Make it Happen" foundation.  It's wonderful that we can make dreams like this happen for our elders!
Thanks for sharing this wonderful story, 11W staff!


Poison nuts's picture

Beautiful story right there. That's some heartwarming stuff...that meant the world to those guys - very cool!

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

CALPOPPY's picture

Wow. That's great!
I was all ready for the Northwestern game to roll into town last weekend and had plans to go down Friday night for the 11W get together and go to Gameday and the alumni tailgate.
And then, last week on Monday, my grandmother-in-law passed away at 102. So we went to Hilliard for the funeral this past Saturday. We missed the game atmosphere in the Chicago area but obviously there was real-world stuff to handle.
I mention this because she was a huge Buckeye fan and her kids and grandkids all went to OSU. The last game she was able to enjoy was the Wisconsin game which she had to listen to because she wasn't feeling well. She was buried Saturday and the Buckeyes represented and won in her honor (at least in my mind). I wore an OSU tie as a pall bearer because she would have loved that.
So I'm glad the two 90 year olds were able to see what was happening with the team as many don't get a chance...especially when in a wheelchair. Our grandma went to a game four years ago (at age 98) but was most excited about the Skull Session in the morning.
If I have the health of my in-laws, I would love to go to a game at that age (she was still completely mobile) but I'd probably break an arm cheering.

I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.

BuckeyeAtHeart22's picture

That's awesome for those guys!  Now they will have a great memory to think about in silence, only interrupted by the occassional dripping of Morphine and the monotone beep beep beep of their heart rate monitors.  They will die happy.
But oh yeah, I'm seeing the media convicting Meyer of attempted manslaughter over this.  And he is getting off easy with that.
Also, that man has one hell of a heart! 4 attacks and it's still beating? Is his aorta made of titanium?