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Saints, What You Give Will Grow and Copeland's team up for Ochsner holiday visit

Saints players deliver gifts and visit with pediatric and chemo patients at Ochsner

New Orleans Saints players spread holiday cheer and hand delivered gifts and $100 Copeland's gift cards to pediatrics and chemo patients at Ochsner Medical Center on Tuesday, Dec. 15.

Gifts were donated by Thomas Morstead's What You Give Will Grow Foundation and Copeland Family of Restaurants.

Morstead was joined by Justin Drescher, Jairus Byrd, Terron Armstead, Dannell Ellerbe, Andrus Peat, Senio Kelemete and Al Copeland Jr. and his family

"We've been visiting cancer patients here at Ochsner and it's been a great evening," Morstead said. "Everyone has been very appreciative and it's great to put a smile on people's faces."

"It was my father's favorite time of the year and having to go through him being sick the way he was and seeing these people fight at this time of year," Al Copeland Jr. said of the event.  "To be able to give them some joy with some Copeland's food just makes me feel great."

"We are here with a couple of teammates just to come visit some kids and some patients to just brighten up their day," Kelemete said. "Around this time, around Christmas you never want to see kids or really anybody in the hospital but we were just hear to shed some lightness on it and spread the cheers around."

New Orleans Saints players, Thomas Morstead's What You Give Will Grow Foundation and Al Copeland, Jr. and his family visited Ochsner Medical Center on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015. Photos by Annie Hills. (New Orleans Saints photos)

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