Dallas Children’s Hospital patients get Christmas visit from “Uncle Dirk”

(Source: Mavs Insider - mavs.com)

Dallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki paid a visit to Children’s Hospital in Dallas this week to spread a little Christmas cheer to the patients.

According to mavs.com, Nowitzki, who identified himself to the children he visited as “Uncle Dirk” has made visits to the hospital for almost two decades, but this is the first year he’s allowed the media to chronicle his visit.

Nowitzki reportedly visited 19 children in the hospital, ranging in age from infancy to 20 years old, while being followed by Dallas Morning News reporter Brad Townsend and Mavericks photographer Danny Bollinger.

“This is the best day of the year for all of us,” said Keri Kaiser, Children’s Medical Center’s senior vice president of marketing and communications, mavs.com. “To me, this is a privilege, to watch him do this every year, seeing how much joy he brings. I don’t want to offend any of the other athletes in the city, but no one else does this. There is no publicity. There’s no talking about it. And he is dedicated to it.”

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