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UTEP greats Aaron and Alvin Jones, Roy Robertson-Harris cheer children with hospital visit

Former UTEP football player Aaron Jones visits Valentina Herrera Wednesday, June 19, at Las Palmas Medical Center in El Paso. El Paso Times

Even as she was being rushed to the hospital Tuesday night with a severe allergic reaction that led to trouble breathing, 8-year-old Valentina Herrera showed her fighting spirit.

"In the ambulance, she was smiling," said her father, Florentino Herrera. "She liked the attention."

Valentina got plenty more of it Wednesday when six pro football players, led by local heroes Aaron and Alvin Jones and Roy Robertson-Harris, dropped by her room at Las Palmas Medical Center, 1801 N.