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Two hours later she got a phone call that her son was being rushed to Children’s Mercy Hospital. Something awful had happened in the water. And Brown doesn’t want the same thing to happen to another mother’s child.

The family sat at his bedside for a week as Carl lay unconscious, his brain damaged beyond hope because of the time he spent under water.

Ejiro Kuale has done everything for the Toronto Argonauts short of taking out the garbage and turning out the office lights.

The Argonauts recruited him after he was cut by the Kansas City Chiefs last year and turned him into a combination rush end on defence and a blocking fullback on offence. In his spare time he was a demon on special teams.

“I did it because last year was my first year, and even though I turned pro in 2006, it was like I was a rookie all over again. You do whatever you can to make the team and whatever the team needs. Now I’m asking them to let me do what got me a scholarship; what got me to the pros, let me lead this defence.”

For those who think they have nothing to give, hugs and empathy are free and do matter.

One guy with a Kansas City Chiefs umbrella laughed when I went up to him and said, “In the spirit of the nature of this event I am a member of the Raider Nation shaking hands with Chiefs fans.”

When Chiefs and Raiders shake hands, people know something bigger is taking place.

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