On Sept. 24, Buccaneers kicker Matt Bryant and his wife, Melissa, lost their 3-month-old son Tryson. On Wednesday, Bryant made an emotional trip to a children’s hospital in the Tampa area to sign autographs and spend time with some kids going through a tough time.
Joe Henderson of the Tampa Bay Tribune has the details:
Madelyn is 9 months old. She is playful, curious, and her tiny arms were reaching out to touch anything in sight. She will melt your heart to a puddle of goo. If it wasn’t for the tube coming from her nose, you’d never know she is sick. She hasn’t been growing, though, and doctors don’t know why. More
She is one reason Bucs kicker Matt Bryant came to St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital on Wednesday morning. There were maybe a dozen others, ranging from Madelyn to 21-year-old Matthew Ermish, who is fighting neuroblastoma, a form of cancer.