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Patrick and Brittany Mahomes visit children injured during Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade shooting

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JULY 11: Brittany Mahomes and Patrick Mahomes attend the Los Angeles Premiere Of Netflix's "Quarterback" at TUDUM Theater on July 11, 2023 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by JC Olivera/Getty Images)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and his wife visited two girls at a hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, on Friday as the children continued to recover from wounds suffered in a shooting as the team’s Super Bowl victory parade ended.

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Patrick and Brittany Mahomes visited the Reyes family, whose 8-year-old and 10-year-old daughters were both shot in the legs but are making “good progress,” a news release obtained by the NFL said.

Both girls had surgery and are expected to wear casts for the next few months, KMBC reported.

“On behalf of the Reyes Family, we are incredibly grateful for the love, support, and prayers during this difficult time,” their statement read, according to the NFL. “Our family, along with the other families impacted by this senseless act, are still healing physically and emotionally.”

“We want to give a personal thank you to the staff of Children’s Mercy Hospital and Patrick & Brittany Mahomes for their outpouring care, love, and support,” the statement said, according to the “Today” show.

On Friday, the Chiefs launched an emergency response fund with United Way. According to the NFL, it’s called, “Kansas City Strong.” It will help support victims as well as their families. Donations can be made on the United Way’s website.

“Just like #ChiefsKingdom has always been there for me and my family, we want to be there for them,” Mahomes said on X, formerly known as Twitter.

On Friday, pop singer Taylor Swift donated $100,000 to a GoFundMe page set up for the family of Lisa Lopez-Galvan, the woman killed when a shooting erupted at the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory parade earlier this week, Rolling Stone reported.

Taylor had to make the $100,000 in two parts because the site limits donations to $50,000.

Swift added a comment with her donation saying, “Sending my deepest sympathies and condolences in the wake of your devastating loss,” the singer wrote on the page alongside her dual donations. “With love, Taylor Swift.”

Lopez-Galvan was killed and 22 others were injured Wednesday during the mass shooting.

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