RCR Driver Brian Scott Gets Involved

One of the biggest perks about being a NASCAR driver is having the ability to give back. For me, my favorite and most rewarding way of giving back has always been working with kids, especially if it means visiting and cheering up kids in the hospital.

Most recently, I was able to visit the Speediatrics unit at Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Fla., on behalf of the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma and The NASCAR Foundation. That day, I walked from room to room visiting seven children and their families. The children ranged in age from infant to 6 or 7 years old.

During our visit, I tried to show them support by taking pictures with them and signing hero cards, all in hopes of giving the patients and their families something to take their mind off what they are currently going through. That’s what is special about my job, meeting these incredible people filled with more strength than they are aware of and trying to put a smile on their face, if only for a second. I’m able to say an extra prayer for them and hope they pull through and heal up and are able to get out of the hospital, because that is not where kids belong. They deserve to be out playing and not in a hospital bed.

I’m really proud to be a part of the Childress Institute and help in any way possible. It’s great because every time we go to a children’s hospital, you see medical advancements and it’s nice to know those changes will make an impact to help children. We notice our contributions really pay dividends when kids are able to overcome unbelievable injuries and beat obstacles that used to be life threatening. It’s great to see the fruits of the everyone’s labor and support.

Knowledge is power. And we hope that with each visit, we are able to learn more about how we can help these children, and also educate the public that more help is needed.

Brian Scott, NASCAR Nationwide Series Driver of Richard Childress Racing’s No. 2 Shore Lodge Chevrolet Camaro

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