Sports

J.J. Watt Visits Boy With Robot

By DEEPI SIDHU, SportsRadio 610
View Comments
(Photo Credit: Jaime Squire/Getty Images)

(Photo Credit: Jaime Squire/Getty Images)

Featured Items

Small-Wtt8 Offensive Stars J.J. Watt Is Better Than

Small-WttTerran Hilow W/ Triple Threat

77820352_8Hot Cheerleader - Funny Faces 2014

From Our CBS Music Sites

77820352_8JJ Watt Sends Pizza To Houston Police & Firefighters

77820352_8It's Official, Katy Perry Will Perform at the Super Bowl Halftime

listicle41 J.J. Watt Visits Boy With Robot The Health Benefits Of Growing A Beard

77820352_8Fight Ensues Because Of A McGriddle [VIDEO]

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up
Texans Central
Buy Texans Tickets
Mon Oct.20
Away vs Pittsburgh Steelers
findticketsbtn J.J. Watt Visits Boy With Robot
Sun Oct.26
Away vs Tennessee Titans
findticketsbtn J.J. Watt Visits Boy With Robot
Sun Nov.2
Home vs Philadelphia Eagles
findticketsbtn J.J. Watt Visits Boy With Robot
Shop for Texans Gear
NFL Scoreboard
NFL Standings
Team STATS
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

HOUSTON (CBS Houston) – When J.J. Watt heard about the boy with a robot named after him, he decided he had to meet him.  On Thursday Watt made a trip to Splendora, Texas to visit the boy who named his robot “Watt” after his NFL hero.  Christian Beasley, 12, was diagnosed with  acute lymphoblastic leukemia and uses the robot to attend school while he undergoes chemotherapy.

The “telepresence robot,” marketed by VGo Communications, is operated remotely via computer and webcam.  Christian drives the robot and uses the video screen on it to communicate with his teachers and take part in class.  Robot Watt is the 34th of its kind to help children who have compromised immune systems that do not allow them to attend school.

J.J. met with Christian and even made a virtual appearance in his class via his namesake robot.

 

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 25,305 other followers