Phinehas Cullen is in a place no child wants to be around the holidays. Same goes for his parents.
Phinehas - nicknamed Phin - is in the hospital because of a kidney issue and will likely have to come back for surgery in January. It's a stressful time under normal circumstances, but somehow seems worse around the holidays.
If there were a bright spot in all this, it was Thursday, when a group of New York Islanders came to visit the play room at Cohen Children's Medical Center in New Hyde Park. Phinehas beat Johnny Boychuk in Connect 4 and stepped in the ring with Rock'em, Sock'em Robots vs Anders Lee. Afterwards, he got to pick out a present from a pile of toys the Islanders had brought with them.