HACKENSACK, N.J. — WWE Superstars Brodus Clay, Tensai, Cameron and Naomi took time out of their WrestleMania preparation to help put smiles on the faces of young patients at Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center.
Stopping by to take pictures, sign autographs, drop off toys or just say hello, the Superstars brightened the days of everyone they came across.
“We’re putting smiles on kids’ faces and they put one on ours,” Naomi said about the visit.
Clay, who enjoyed playing the board game Sorry! with the kids, said, “I tend to leave the celebrity at the door and end up playing games win the kids. I was in an epic battle of Sorry! and I came up short. It was an uphill battle the entire match. It’s a really great way to kick off WrestleMania. I’m honored to be part of it.”
The WWE crew was also joined by NY Giants linebacker Mark Herzlich and Giants legend George Martin, who teamed up with the Superstars for what was sure to be a memorable day for the patients and their families.
Herzlich teamed with Cameron and Naomi during the visit. “We had a great time cheering the kids up. It made my day,” he said.
“Four years ago, I was diagnosed with bone cancer after my season at Boston College,” he added. “I know what these kids are going through, how boring and strenuous it is, and how scary it is to be in a hospital room a long time. I know what it’s like to have people visit. To have us come today, just talk to them, gives them something that they can look forward to and be happy about. It is what helps you to recover.”
The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital, located on the campus of Hackensack University Medical Center, is one of the top 25 children’s hospitals in the country, according to Child magazine, and the best in New Jersey. For more information on the hospital, please visit www.HackensackUMC.org, and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.