Play It Foward

Hackensack Meridian Health Partners with New York Red Bulls Goalie

Hackensack Meridian Health announced a partnership with Luis Robles, captain and goalkeeper of the New York Red Bulls, profiling two pediatric patients at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in Hackensack and the K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune.

In the series, entitled Play it Forward, Luis Robles, brings once-in-a-life experiences to Jack and Diego, the two patients spotlighted who have battled health conditions since birth and are now living normal, fulfilling lives.

Jack, who is nine-years-old, is a patient of Felicia Gliksman, D.O., a pediatric neurologist at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital.  Jack suffers from epilepsy. Diego, who is five-years-old and suffers from asthma, is a patient of Pediatric Pulmonologist Nader J. Nakhleh, D.O., at the K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital.

“In Play it Forward, Luis gets to know more about Diego and Jack, their families and their health care journeys,” said Robert C. Garrett, CEO, Hackensack Meridian Health.   “Through their new connection with Luis, Jack and Diego find out what it takes to be a professional soccer player as they shadow him throughout the summer during training and during the games.”

The video series premiered September 10 and can be viewed at  New episodes premiere every Tuesday.

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