Welcome! Login | Register
 

Worcester Woman Arrested After Stabbing Boyfriend During Fight—Worcester Woman Arrested After Stabbing Boyfriend During Fight

Horowitz: Trump Rallies are Political Double-Edged Sword—Horowitz: Trump Rallies are Political Double-Edged Sword

Everything to Know About Red Sox vs Dodgers in World Series—Everything to Know About Red Sox vs Dodgers…

10 Great Pets in Need of Loving Homes - October 23, 2018—10 Great Pets in Need of Loving Homes…

Worcester PD Seek Public’s Help in Search of Suspects Involved in Walgreens Robbery—Worcester PD Seek Public's Help in Search of…

UPDATED: Patriots Overcome Early Turnovers, Beat Bears 38-31—NEW: Patriots Overcome Early Turnovers, Beat Bears 38-31

Construction in Worcester - Week of October 22, 2018—Construction in Worcester - Week of October 22,…

Smart Benefits: Help Employees Maximize the Benefits of HSAs—Smart Benefits: Help Employees Maximize the Benefits of…

Mechanics Hall Announces Support for Coats for Kids Program—Mechanics Hall Announces Support for Coats for Kids…

BBB Offers Tips on Avoiding Political Scams—BBB Offers Tips on Avoiding Political Scams

 
 

Patriots Players Visit UMass Children’s Center

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

 

Patriot receivers Matt Slater (left) and Julian Edelman (right) with 12-year old Julia Dunphy.

Two New England Patriot receivers were in Worcester yesterday, bringing smiles to children at the UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center.

Receivers Julian Edelman and Matt Slater took the time to hang out with children suffering from a variety of different ailments. The two players discussed football and the challenges of playing under coach Bill Belichick with one patient.

“Oh, he’s definitely no-nonsense,” Edelman said with a smile when asked if Belichick was strict. “But he’s a great teacher.”

The two receivers entered the room of 12-year old Julia Dunphy to see the signs she and her parents had made for the players. Before the two entered the room, she expressed excitement to meet players from her favorite team.

“I think it’s going to be really cool, because I’ve never met anyone like this before,” Julia said. “It means a lot, and I just can’t wait.”

When the two entered the room, the first thing they noticed was a sign made for Slater, but none for Edelman. The team had only told them Slater was coming, and the Dunphy family ran into some technical difficulties.

“We ran out of markers,” Julia said with a chuckle.

“That’s me!” Slater said as he walked in the room. “Very cool. Thank you so much Julia."

The two receivers autographed mini-footballs for everyone they saw.

Edelman was less than offended that there was no sign for him, and found some common ground with Julia.

“So, I have to ask, is Bieber you’re favorite?” Edelman asked.

Julia responded that he was, and that she was using her Make-A-Wish to meet him.

“Don’t lie Julian, you want to meet him too,” Slater said.

“I just want to go to his concert,” Edelman responded.

Julia, who has leukemia, has been at UMass since Sunday. Her family hopes she can leave in the next couple of days.

Edelman and Slater were at the Children’s Center as a part of the Patriots’ “Celebrate Volunteerism” campaign, which promotes giving your time for a good cause. For more information, click here.

 

Related Articles

 

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.

 

X

Stay Connected — Free
Daily Email