PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Some patients at Children’s Hospital got one of the best Christmas gifts they could imagine on Monday, but you can’t wrap it up and put it in a box.

They got a visit from Pittsburgh Penguins Sidney Crosby, Marc-Andre Fleury and Craig Adams.

The players signed autographs and gave away some gifts, but it wasn’t just therapeutic for the children.

“Things aren’t going well for us hockey-wise and you have a tendency to have a bad attitude, but certainly – especially for me being a parent coming here and seeing some kids that are fighting hard for their health and it does put things in perspective for sure,” Craig Adams said.

“Just meeting the kids. I think everybody’s got different personalities and it’s fun to see them smile and change their mind a little bit. So, if we’re able to do that, that’s what we’re here for,” Sidney Crosby said.

“Once you have your health, that’s huge and you don’t realize it until maybe you see some little kids like that fighting for their health,” Marc-Andre Fleury said.

If you would like to help the children at Children’s Hospital, you’ll have the chance to do so during the Free Care Friends benefit Thursday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. on KDKA-TV.


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