Yeah, being in the hospital isn’t exactly the most ideal way to spend your holiday season, but for a second straight year, Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan did his best Santa impression to spread some cheer.
Kerrigan on Tuesday took part in his second-annual “Ryan’s Reindeer Rush,” in which he surprised several patients at Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C., with an impromptu visit, which was arranged through his Blitz For The Better foundation.
It was awesome being able to go around the various rooms with Kerrigan and see the pure joy in these children’s eyes as they met the fourth-year outside linebacker, who, with three games to go this season, has already established a career high with 11.5 sacks.
But, as Kerrigan told me, as excited as the children were to see him, he was just as ecstatic to have the opportunity to make a few new friends on Tuesday.
In fact, in a bit of good timing, we had the chance to meet 3-year-old Enrique, whose family are huge Redskins fans, and his father just happened to be in his Redskins shirt when Kerrigan walked in. He had one message for Kerrigan as he left the room Tuesday: “Beat the Cowboys:”
Kudos to Kerrigan, the Blitz For The Better foundation and Children’s National for everything they do to help these kids.
(Special thanks to Children’s National for the photos.)
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