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On January 19, professional cowboys, cowgirls, bullfighters and rodeo queens spent the morning at Children’s Hospital Colorado and taught patients and their families roping, barrel racing, and even let patients ride stuffed bulls.
Nashville recording artist Austin Wahlert, who was a patient at Children’s Colorado when he was little, performed today’s country hits and dedicated a special song to his daughter, who was born with Down syndrome and had open heart surgery at Children’s Colorado when she was younger.
The event was hosted by Children’s Colorado Orthopedic Institute, the University of Colorado Orthopedic Trauma Service and Dr. Jason Stoneback, director of the Orthopedic Trauma Program at Children's Colorado, and his wife Gin Stoneback. Dr. Stoneback is a former bull rider and saddle bronco rider and volunteers his time at the National Western Stock Show. Gin is a former Miss Rodeo Tennessee and they continue to participate in team roping competitions.
See coverage from CBS4.