Packard Children’s Gets Surprise Visit from 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers made a special appearance at Packard Children’s, brightening the day of patients and their families.

A 14-year-old awaiting a heart transplant at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford gets a surprise visit from 49ers Players: George Kittle, Fred Warner, Curtis Robinson, Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles, Oren Burks, Ross Dwelley, and Charlie Woerner.

Jason Marsh who is awaiting a heart transplant at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, was overcome with emotion when members of his favorite NFL team unexpectedly walked into his hospital room on Wednesday.

San Francisco 49ers players Fred Warner, Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles, Oren Burks, Charlie Woerner, Curtis Robinson, and Ross Dwelley had a special moment with the 14-year-old that was later shared to the team’s TikTok account. A funny exchange took place when 49ers tight end George Kittle entered the room, and the Jason exclaimed, “I have his jersey!”

Kittle plans to dedicate a touchdown to Jason in Monday night’s game, should he score against the Minnesota Vikings.

The 49ers made it their mission to spread joy throughout the entire hospital, taking a break on their day off to come to Packard Children’s.

“The season gets busy, but there’s always enough time to make for kids who are in need,” said 49ers defensive lineman Nick Bosa.

Thirteen players visited the hospital wheeling wagons full of gifts, stopping to sign autographs and pose for pictures. They listened to patients’ stories and shared words of encouragement.

“Just going in those rooms, seeing what hardships they’re going through but still seeing the positivity shine through, is something that really moves me, said Bosa.

The team also delivered doughnuts to the nurses’ stations in a show of gratitude and appreciation for the staff.

After visiting with patients on the units, the 49ers made their way to the Dawes Garden, where a satellite playroom was set up by the Child Life and Creative Arts team. There, players colored and played games with the kids.

As the visit concluded, 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy emphasized the importance of carrying the positivity witnessed by the team at the hospital into their upcoming game: “There’s people going through real things, so to be able to come here and have that perspective again is huge and helps out all of us, really, and our perspective on life.”


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