DT CJ Mosley and TE Joe Kowalewski at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Dozens of children at the Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital, part of the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, received an early Christmas present on Tuesday.
Four members of the New York Jets football team visited the kids bearing gifts including Jets stickers, key chains and pencils, Turkey Hill Sundae Blitz ice cream and, most importantly, big smiles.
Running back Cedric Houston, Defensive Tackle CJ Mosley, Tight Ends Sean Ryan and Joe Kowalewski signed autographs and took pictures with kids ranging in age from 3 to 19 years.
"You're so big," remarked one child after another as they had the opportunity to meet each of the players. And, though the kids delighted in eating ice cream and posing for photos with their new, larger than life friends, the players equally enjoyed the afternoon.
"It's a great feeling to put a smile on their faces and brighten their days," said Cedric Houston. "I know it certainly brightened my day to spend some time with them."
"Even if it's only for a few moments, I think it is important to come here, spend time with these kids and get their minds off their illnesses for a little while," said CJ Mosley.
Throughout the year the Jets make four visits to the Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Brad Smith, Anthony Schlegel, Titus Adams and former Jet Dave Szott most recently visited the children on November 14th.