PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Whether you think studio wrestling real or not, you don’t want to mess with Titus O’Neill. He’s six feet, six inches of, well, kindness. He and fellow WWE wrestlers visited shut-in fans at Children’s Hospital Monday morning. He says this is most satisfying part of his job.
“A lot of times we get called heroes, but I will challenge anyone to go to any Children’s Hospital, and look at the kids that are fighting cancer, different forms of cancer on a regular basis, and they can have a real smile on their face. Those are he real heroes. We just play heroes on television.”
“It’s real action packed, and they make it look really real,” says 13-year-old patient Gini Galloway.
The WWE has helped raise more than a million dollars to fight pediatric cancer. It’s called Connor’s Cure, named for little Connor Michalek, who passed away after a final visit from his idols.
The visits provide moments of joy for kids who haven’t had much to cheer about. On this day, everyone’s a winner. And they each get a WWE championship belt to prove it.