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News: DC.COM: Giving Back: Hospital Visits Special To Holland

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  1. WoodysGirl

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    Rob Phillips
    DallasCowboys.com Staff Writer
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    DALLAS - During Monday's annual holiday hospital visits, Cowboys guard Montrae Holland met a boy who had finished his treatment at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and was heading home.

    Holland knew that feeling well. He was that boy 17 years ago.

    Then a seventh-grader from Jefferson, Texas, Holland was referred to TSRHC - a leading pediatric orthopedic center that has treated more than 200,000 children since its 1921 inception - to ascertain the cause of severe pain in his right leg.

    Holland was diagnosed with Blount's disease, a growth disorder of the shinbone (tibia) in which the lower leg turns inward, affecting bone development of children and adolescents.

    Holland's first question was whether he would ever play football again. The first priority, though, was ensuring he could walk correctly and pain-free throughout his life.

    Read more about Holland: http://www.dallascowboys.com/news/news.cfm?id=BE6B163C-EAA6-1C29-BF2F1EB559A477F6

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