Brooks Laich and Mike Green hand out blankets at Children's Hospital
|Brooks Laich and Mike Green with Antonio Morgan, 6, and his family.|
“Coming here today was inspiring,” said Green. “These visits put a lot in perspective and I admire the courage and strength these kids have.”
Laich added, “I love being able to bring even a little joy to the kids, it really is one of the perks of my job.”
The Capitals saw many new faces today, but were also able to reconnect with a familiar one. The players were chased down in the hallway by Antonio Morgan and his mother, who had met players during the team’s annual visit and Courage Caps launch held at the hospital in October. Antonio was proud to report that since he first met the Caps he has since been to seven Caps game, sat in the owner’s box with Ted Leonsis and visited the team’s locker room where he got a ‘real’ puck straight from the freezer.
|Brooks Laich and Mike Green with Trayonna St. John, 4.|
The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders provides innovative, compassionate and family-centered care for children suffering from diseases such as cancer, leukemia, sickle cell or hemophilia. The clinical care addresses a full range of child and family needs: treatment, emotional and spiritual support, home care, education, and the long-term consequences of these diseases as children grow up. The Center’s reputation for excellence attracted patients from around the world. More than 900 children and their families received care at the Center last year, and the numbers seeking treatment continue to grow.