Olivia Manning dedicates room at son’s namesake hospital

October 23, 2017 by  

Olivia Manning, mother of former footballer Peyton Manning, had weekend to remember recently.

First, she, accompanied by some of her sorority sisters and a granddaughter, dedicated a special room in the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital. The room has a nautical theme and is in the Intensive Care Unit. The anchor painted onto the wall not only symbolizes hope, but is also the emblem of the Delta Gamma sorority, of which Olivia was a member.

Later that day, she went to Lucas Oil Stadium, where a statue of Peyton was unveiled. Mrs. Manning went on to thank the people involved in creating the statue, and notes that her family has been coming to Indianapolis for years. Peyton played for the Indianapolis Colts from 1998 until 2011, before going to the Denver Broncos.

In 2007, the name of Indianapolis’s St. Vincent Hospital was changed to ‘Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent’. Manning has been involved with the hospital since he came to Indianapolis, and he and his wife donated an undisclosed amount to the organization.

The hospital has a number of themed rooms, and they are popular with patients and their families. Manning hopes hers becomes the most popular of all. She and her family believe in giving back to the community that has been generous to them.

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