New York Jets rookies Zach Wilson and Alijah Vera-Tucker made some new friends through a virtual visit to Goryeb Children’s Hospital.
Months before they take their first official NFL snaps at MetLife Stadium, Zach Wilson and Alijah Vera-Tucker are teaming up to provide some New Jersey-based heroics.
In a video shared by the team, the New York Jets‘ top selections at the NFL Draft paid a virtual visit to young patients at Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown.
With the help of the hospital’s staff, Wilson and Vera-Tucker were happy to share some times with ill children, gifting them green Jets hats and inviting their new friends to games in East Rutherford, a summoning the kids were more than happy to accept.
“I just know that they’re good people and they can be the best,” Josh, a young Jets fan, says of the team’s new offensive stars, much to the appreciation of the pair.
In addition to talking to the kids about their future day at MetLife, the players were happy to take in the kids’ own talents. Five-year-old Gavin proudly displayed his work on a zebra, while “Extraordinary Eva” (labeled so by Wilson) impressed the pair with a card trick.
Part of the Atlantic Health System, which sponsors the Jets’ practice facility, Goryeb is “a nonprofit, state-designated Children’s Hospital.”
It is part of Morristown Medical Center and has received several accolades for its care, including “Best Children’s Hospital” from the Women’s Choice Awards.
Donations to the Children’s Hospital can be made on its official website.
Geoff Magliocchetti is on Twitter @GeoffJMags
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