The Stanley Cup visits Children's Hospital

Former London Knight and new Toronto Maple Leaf, Dave Bolland, made dreams come true for patients and their families at Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre on Thursday, August 1st. As part of his Stanley Cup celebration, Bolland brought the Cup to the hospital to brighten the day and bring smiles to children and youth facing tough medical journeys.

“Bringing the Cup to Children's Hospital was very important to me,” says Bolland. “I visited the hospital when I played for the Knights and ever since then I've felt a strong connection to this place. Making these kids smile is a great feeling.”

Bolland’s visit was greeted with cheers from patients who were elated to meet the former Chicago Blackhawks centre, who scored the Cup-winning goal in this year’s NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. He took time to visit as many children and their families as possible, signing autographs, posing for photos and answering questions from young hockey fans. Some of Bolland’s youngest fans were in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, where he posed with a set of tiny quadruplets.

Thanks, Dave.  It will certainly be a memorable moment for many of our young patients.