LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Donnovan Hill is 13 years old. He is perhaps the biggest Duck fan in Los Angeles.
His walls are covered with Oregon propaganda; he's dressed in an Oregon football jersey with an Oregon hat, t-shirt, socks, stickers and who knows what else.
He never goes ANYWHERE without his prized Oregon blanket.
At least that's what the staff of Childrens' Hospital Los Angeles will tell you about Donnovan, who got a chance to meet around 30 Duck football players Saturday at the hospital where he is a patient.
Donnovan was paralyzed from the neck down two months ago while playing in a junior football playoff game.
The aspiring running back was one of several young patients who truly inspired the Oregon football players during their Saturday visit to Childrens' Hospital Los Angeles. The entire roster was represented from the likes of running backs Kenjon Barner and De'Anthony Thomas to seniors Nick Musgrove, John Boyett and Anthony Gildon to defensive starters Isaac Remmington and Michael Clay to quarterback Marcus Mariota to punter Jackson Rice, among many others.
For Donnovan, the visit by fellow running backs Barner and Thomas, a Los Angeles native, was a day he will remember forever.
So will all of the Ducks.
To find out more about Childrens' Hospital Los Angeles, visit www.chla.org.
To find out more about Donnovan Hill visit www.lakewoodlancers.org.