WASHINGTON, D.C. – Five Washington Capitals players – Matt Bradley, Eric Fehr, Brooks Laich
, Brendan Morrison and Jeff Schultz
– visited Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., on Monday, March 1, to spend time with patients.
The players colored and played the card game UNO in the hospital’s atrium before breaking into two groups to visit children who weren’t healthy enough to leave their rooms. There they played video games and took pictures with the patients and passed out blankets, cups, hats, tattoos and signed player cards. The patients ranged from one year old to 18 years old.
“This visit is something we do every year and it is something I would not miss,” said Matt Bradley. “To see their faces light up when we walk into the room is priceless.”
Children’s National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding children’s hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk and Atlanta. Serving the nation’s children for more than 130 years, Children’s National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.