2016 Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson, of the University of Louisville, visited The Zone at Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai on December 12. The visit was coordinated by Companions in Courage, a nonprofit founded by hockey star Pat LaFontaine, in conjunction with the Heisman Trust. LaFontaine accompanied Jackson on his visit.

While at the Kravis Children’s Hospital, Jackson visited and took photos with patients in the Child Life Zone studio, autographed footballs, and took part in a live Google Hangout web chat with patients at several other children’s hospitals. He also participated in a Q+A session on “KidZone TV,” a live television show produced in-house and broadcast throughout the Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai. The KidZone TV show was hosted by Dennis Charney, MD, Dean of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Zone Coordinator Cheryl Strauss commented, “The Heisman Visit has become an annual tradition that is treasured by our pediatric patients and families. We are grateful that The Child Life Zone enables even our most isolated patients the opportunity to participate in this exciting opportunity by viewing and calling into the live television show. Lamar Jackson’s visit spread much joy and positivity throughout the hospital during this holiday season.”