HACKENSACK, N.J. – While Bergen County police officers were unloading gifts for sick children at Hackensack University Medical Center Monday, NHL great Mark Messier was right upstairs, cheering on a toddler.
The former New York Ranger was visiting Sophia Grace of Maywood, 2, who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in September, and Stage 2 Spinal Cancer in October.
“Just a regular day at the clinic with Mark Messier. How was everyone else’s day? We are just going to call today a GOOD day,” states a post on a Facebook page for the toddler -- “Fi the Fierce's Journey to BEAT Leukemia.”
A YouCaring page for the toddler had garnered more than $6,000 and numerous messages of support by Tuesday evening.
“The general ‘cure’ for pediatric ALL is 90% we have faith that you WILL beat this," the page states.
Messier gave a big wave to the officers before jumping into his Audi SUV and driving away.
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