Olympians stop by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Olympians visit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Three Olympic swimmers visited Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, Wednesday.

Maya DiRado, Molly Hannis and Melanie Margalis were all on the U.S. Swim Team during the 2016 Rio Olympics.

As part of their visit, they went to Seacrest Studios, a broadcast media center within the facility.

They also passed out “Joy Jars” filled with all kinds of goodies such as crayons and games to patients.

“It’s amazing just to see the reaction on their faces and just be able to be present for them and hopefully give them a little inspiration because we’ve gotten so much from the American public and felt so much support,” Maya DiRado said.

The “Joy Jars” are part of the Jessie Rees Foundation’s Never Ever Give Up campaign. It was founded in honor of 12-year-old Jessie Rees who lost her battle with cancer in 2012.

(© 2017 WXIA)


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