Hospital Heroes Recap
No matter what sport you play, what level you compete at or where you’re from, bringing a smile to a child’s face is simply unforgettable – especially when that child is in the hospital. Each year, millions of children are hospitalized in the US and in Canada, with studies showing that these children experience higher rates of depression and anxiety than those non-hospitalized. It’s for these reasons that we started our Hospital Heroes program and why it’s one of the most popular ways for athletes to get involved, give back and feel connected to the communities they live and play in. Take a look at some of the highlights from the past few months below!
If you’re an athlete and want to get involved in ongoing visits, please email Denise Kamyuka. Want to support the Hospital Heroes program? Please donate here.
Former Seattle Seahawk and current Cleveland Brown, Ethan Pocic, met with patients and led game games of Bingo via their closed circuit TV channel. Ethan played college football at LSU and return to Our Lady of the Lake Children’s in Baton Rouge to give back to his college town.
PWHPA Toronto Sonnets player, Alexis Woloschuk, joined Children’s Health Foundation patient ambassadors at London Children’s Hospital for their annual field trip. The day was filled with go-karting, rides, and games. Alexis had a Q&A with the ambassadors and signed some autographs.
The New England Patriots 2022 1st round draft pick and former Chattanooga offensive lineman Cole Strange visited with kids at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. He brought so many brights smiles to so many young faces!