Alabama quarterback and Mobile native AJ McCarron wore a bracelet during the BCS National Championship Game to honor a patient at the University of South Alabama's Children's & Women's Hospital.
McCarron, who was a patient at USA Children's & Women's Hospital himself as a child, visited the hospital on Christmas Eve. During his visit, he met Starla Chapman, a 3-year-old patient who was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia in September.
Starla gave McCarron a bright yellow bracelet that he promised to wear during the big game.
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|Starla Chapman (right), a patient at USA Children's & Women's Hospital, along with her parents Deandra and Korey, light the Christmas tree at USA Children's & Women's Hospital during the annual tree lighting ceremony on Nov. 29, 2011.|