Friday, August 3, 2012

Bruins player surprises pediatric patients


SCORING SMILES: Patient Abigail Mueller, left, with Thornton


MassGeneral Hospital for Children recently welcomed Shawn Thornton, left wing for the Boston Bruins. Thornton visited children July 26 in the Ellison 18 inpatient pediatric unit and the Yawkey 8 Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Clinic.

He autographed pictures, shared stories from this past season and handed out Boston Bruins goodie bags. The children said they were thrilled to spend time with the hockey player.

“My nurses in proton therapy told me you were here to make me feel better,” one child said to Thornton.

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