Bo knows therapy
A boy who suffered brain damage in a traffic accident got the best therapy he could imagine -- a telephone call from his hero, Bo Jackson.
The baseball-football star learned from a counselor at Valley Children's Hospital in Fresno, Calif., that 10-year-old Joe Stillman is one of his biggest fans, but is recovering from severe injuries. The boy was in a coma for more than a month after being hit by a car as he walked in a crosswalk near his home in Oakdale, Calif., on May 20.
Jackson took time out from his rehabilitation from a hip injury Sunday to telephone his young fan.
Rehabilitation therapists had used his interest in Jackson to motivate Stillman, but the wide grin on his face showed that a telephone call from his hero was the best therapy of all.
"He was a real nice guy," Joe said. "We talked a little about baseball and getting out of here. We talked for four minutes. He told me to behave and be good."
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