Ravens players team up with Casey Cares to bring holiday cheer to critically ill children - Baltimore Post-ExaminerBaltimore Post-Examiner

Ravens players team up with Casey Cares to bring holiday cheer to critically ill children

Baltimore Ravens Arthur Jones, Terrance Cody, Bryan Hall and Ryan McBean tackled a lot more than a football game last week when they surprised pediatric patients this week at the Herman and Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai.

Put together by the folks at  Casey Cares, Ravens went from room to room to meet children, played Xbox with them, signed autographs and snapped pictures. They even brought gifts and cake to Juliana, a Casey Cares child who has relapsed several times in her fight against cancer. They celebrated her 11th birthday.

“My grandmother and sister both passed away from cancer after a brave fight,” said Arthur Jones. “If I can instill a little happiness to a child going through it, then it is my honor to help.”

Casey Cares brightens the lives of children at Sinai by bringing in local celebrities and athletes and planning themed parties for the children to look forward to.  The charity has provided more than 900 pairs of new pajamas and Comfort Kits, which are filled with information, journals, thermometers, toothbrushes, and other items these children may find useful for their hospital stay.  Casey Cares provides uplifting and on-going programs with a special touch to critically ill children and their families.

Ravens Sinai visit with Julianna Carver.

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Anne Boone-Simanski

Another Charm City homegrown gal who covers all things fun. Following in her footsteps of her mom, the original "Liz Smith" of Baltimore, Sylvia Badger. Anne has been the social columnist for The Valley Times Magazine, The Baltimore Examiner, Style Magazine (Socially Speaking) & on air talent for Fox Sports radio. She spends a lot of time watching sports, but adores being the momma of three: Catie-- a newly sworn in attorney, Laura--recent college grad who is attending nursing school at Towson and Johnny, a junior lacrosse player at Saint Joseph University in Philadelphia. She hates the term "Sports Chick" but prefers "Sports Chic" on covering all things in her town of Bawlmer. Contact the author.

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