Aaron Nesmith, Bruce Brown visit Peyton Manning Children's Hospital
The two Pacers players spent time on Friday with kids going through difficult circumstances at Peyton Manning Children's Hospital.
As most of us pull out our holiday decorations and look forward to a nice Thanksgiving meal surrounded by family, there are others who aren’t so fortunate. There are kids who aren’t healthy and instead of being at home, they are having to spend the holidays at the hospital.
At Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at Ascension St. Vincent, specifically, on the north side of Indianapolis.
On Friday, Pacers players Aaron Nesmith and Bruce Brown, along with two Pacemates, spent time with kids who are going through stuff no kid should ever have to go through.
“Any time you can put a smile on a kid’s face it means a lot to me,” Nesmith said. “Any time these kids get to see a professional (athlete), I know I would have been overjoyed so I’m super excited to mingle and talk to the kids. Being in the hospital during the holidays is not a fun thing so I any time I can bring a little brightness to their day it means a lot.”
Watch what they had to say and see some of the interactions in the video below:
This was on the players’ off day, by the way. After starting the season 7-4, the team has four days between games — resuming game action on Sunday against the Charlotte Hornets.
“I don’t like it so much because I like going from game to game and continuing the routine,” Nesmith said with a wide grin. “And it means more practice.”