Spending the holidays in the hospital with a sick child is incredibly difficult. As moms, all we want is to see our babies smiling. So when New Jersey Devils players take time off the ice to bring a little warmth to a child who is suffering, it’s SO heartwarming — a true bright spot for the little fan and his or her family. During the holidays, Devils players and alumni visit patients at each RWJBarnabas Health hospital across New Jersey, bringing along autographs, encouraging words and of course, some cool Devils swag.
It’s a chance for the kids to forget about their medical battles and get a little one-on-one time with athletes they look up to. We tagged along with Devils players John Hayden, Jesper Bratt, Jesper Boqvist as they made their way through Children’s Specialized Hospital, visiting with patients and spreading some much needed holiday cheer. Watching these players walk up to the door and seeing these kids with an ear-to-ear smile is enough to melt the ice.
This post is sponsored by RWJBarnabas Health, which strives for the highest level of care for every #NJMOM and her kids.