Lightning players visit Tampa General Hospital Children's Medical Center

Tyler Davis, 5, takes on Tampa Bay Lightning player Alex Killorn in an air hockey game at the Tampa General Hospital Children’s Medical Center on Friday. Lindsay Davitt, an occupational therapist, watches at left. Along with Killorn, Lightning players Anders Lindback and Victor Hedman visited children and their families, passed out Lightning blankets and signed photographs as gifts. 

CAROLYN VAN HOUTEN | Times

Tyler Davis, 5, takes on Tampa Bay Lightning player Alex Killorn in an air hockey game at the Tampa General Hospital Children’s Medical Center on Friday. Lindsay Davitt, an occupational therapist, watches at left. Along with Killorn, Lightning players Anders Lindback and Victor Hedman visited children and their families, passed out Lightning blankets and signed photographs as gifts. 

TAMPA — Tampa Bay Lightning players visited the Tampa General Hospital Children's Medical Center on Friday to spread a little holiday cheer.

Tampa Bay Lightning players Alex Killorn, Anders Lindback and Victor Hedman visited children and their families in the hospital. They passed out Lightning blankets and signed photographs as gifts.

"Just look at the smiles on their faces," Pam Sanders, vice president of women and children's services and a nurse at Tampa General, said of the children.

"What better way to brighten their day than seeing a sports hero?" asked Kirsten Hunt, a child life specialist at the hospital.

Lightning players visit Tampa General Hospital Children's Medical Center 12/20/13 [Last modified: Friday, December 20, 2013 8:39pm]

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