WICHITA STATE MASCOT VISITS KANSAS HEART HOSPITAL
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According to the Wichita State University Shockers website, “legend has it that the name “Shockers” first appeared in 1904 on a poster advertising a football game between Wichita State-then Fairmont College and the Chilocco Indians…..When it came time to bring the name to life, the students created WuShock – a big, bad muscle-bound bundle of wheat-whose name was derived from a period in time when the university was simply known as Wichita University or WU.”
On Thursday, August 22, 2013 WuShock made a surprise visit to KHH much to the joy and delight of patients and staff alike. An employee, David Kloke, responded to a Wichita State Athletic Facebook page which offered hugs from WuShock and his post won him a visit. KHH has many Wichita State University alums and they relished the opportunity to have their pictures taken with WuShock. One excited WSU grad stated, “2013 has been quite a year….a trip to the Final Four in men’s basketball and now a summer visit from WU Shock!”
You can see more of WuShock’s visit at the KHH Photo Gallery and watch WuShock greet the staff, perform an echocardiogram, monitor heart rhythms at the nursing station and more.