Saints visit Ochsner

Photo provided by Shannon Caruso -- Saints visit Ochsner  -- New Orleans Saints players and businesspeople spread holiday cheer to Ochsner Medical Center patients on Dec. 18. With patient Rose Weaver are, from left, Al Copeland Jr., Darren Sproles, Martez Wilson, Akiem Hicks, Jermon Bushrod, Cameron Jordan, Travaris Cadet, Curtis Lofton and Lance Moore.
Photo provided by Shannon Caruso -- Saints visit Ochsner -- New Orleans Saints players and businesspeople spread holiday cheer to Ochsner Medical Center patients on Dec. 18. With patient Rose Weaver are, from left, Al Copeland Jr., Darren Sproles, Martez Wilson, Akiem Hicks, Jermon Bushrod, Cameron Jordan, Travaris Cadet, Curtis Lofton and Lance Moore.

Eight Saints players visited the campus on Jefferson Highway for about two hours on Dec. 18, and met with about 75 patients.

Players visited children being treated in both the Pediatrics Intensive Care Unit and the Pediatrics Unit, and then headed over to the Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center to visit with patients receiving chemotherapy treatment.

Also on hand were Al Copeland Jr. and his wife, Liz, from Copeland Family of Restaurants, who provided food to the Ochsner staff, as well as representatives from Best Buy who provided gifts to the patients.