Raiders’ TJ Carrie shares scar, experiences with young patients
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It's not something you notice, especially when TJ Carrie is flying around a football field, wearing shoulder pads under an NFL jersey.

It's only when the Raiders cornerback is sitting in a room at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, talking with a young heart patient, and he lifts his black T-shirt, that you see the scar that signifies a shared experience.

Carrie was 15 when he underwent open-heart surgery to repair a coronary artery defect. The...

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