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Huskers visit hospital patients

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By: Jenn Hatcher
jhatcher@klkntv.com

Many Huskers wanted to share their thanks with patients at Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center.

Every year, the athlete's show their softer sides, spending time with families who won't go home over the holiday.

Husker football players Imani Cross and Andy Janovich called a timeout in the NICU.

"They're just so precious and it's just a new life and they're just excited and we want to encourage them," says Cross, a Husker running back.

Janovich, a fullback, joked about being nervous, "Just don't drop the baby because they're so fragile."

There were no fumbles, nine–day–old Adelace kept quiet as she laid in the hands of a Husker.

"It's just so amazing to have those big guys holding such a little bitty girl," says mom, Stacey Wilgocki.

Room after room the players handed off the small miracles, taking pictures and signing autographs.

"I just hope they look back at it and just say that was a great day. We were very happy and full of joy," says Cross.  "If they say those things than I think that's more important than anything else."

For the Wilgocki family the visit was extra special.

The Columbus natives are lifelong Husker fans.

"It just really got to me when Imani said she stole my heart already and we'll be praying for you guys," explains Wilgocki. "They're our favorite football players now."

Friday, the family will root for their team, knowing just days before their baby girl replaced a ball.

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