Found May 17, 2013 on
TEAMS: Houston Texans
J.J. Watt is just awesome. One of the most feared defenders in the NFL is also extremely involved in charity work, and he seems to have a knack for making kids’ days. That was on display again this week, when the Texans defensive end paid a visit to one of his biggest fans. Cristian Beasley, a 12-year-old boy in Splendora, Texas, who suffers from leukemia, is unable to physically attend classes because of his condition. He instead takes classes virtually with the aid of the VGo telepresence system, which allows him to control a small robot equipped with a camera around to each classroom. When it was suggested he give his robot a name, Beasley decided to call it “Watt,” after his favorite football player. That player caught wind of the situation after Beasley was profiled by a Houston news station, and Watt decided to surprise the young fan. “When I heard the story that he named his robot after me, and that he was such a big fan, I mean it’s a no brainer to do stuff like this,” Watt ...

J.J. Watt makes surprise visit to boy with leukemia

J.J. Watt Makes A Surprise Visit To Young Cancer Patient

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt recently made a surprise visit to a young leukemia patient in Splendora, TX. twelve year-old Cristian Beasley is one of 34 students nationwide using the VGo Telepresence System to attend school with his classmates, though he does so from home. You know those commercials where the kid is at home and that crazy wheeled robot with a TV monitor...

Hopkins Takes Part in Topps NFLPA Rookie Premiere

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Texans sign 4th-round pick Williams

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