Emily GirschNov 19, 2017, 3:41 pmNov 20, 2017, 2:50 pm

Rutgers student-athletes visit Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Three men's basketball players visit pediatric department

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LIVINGSTON — Around 40 Rutgers athletes, including three basketball players, visited children in all 12 hospitals in the RWJBarnabas Health System at Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

"They probably don't have visitors like that every day, so it's nice to come out and show them support and show that people care about them," says Rutgers Basketball Player Corey Sanders.

Damien Contreras, an 8-year-old, has a rare and terminal genetic disorder called Cystinosis and requires a lot of hospital stays.

Contreras says he likes to watch sports on TV, but now he has a new favorite team.

"That was my first basketball team that I like. I have no basketball team that I watch, but now I'm going to watch them," says Contreras.

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