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Batson Children's Hospital patient Zamari Lanier of Meridian gets a gift from Santa.
Batson Children's Hospital patient Zamari Lanier of Meridian gets a gift from Santa.
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Photos: Hoopsters, Santa help brighten season at Children's Hospital

Published on Thursday, December 13, 2018

Media Contact: Annie Oeth, aoeth@umc.edu

University of Mississippi basketball players in holiday garb visited Batson Children’s Hospital patients last Tuesday, while Santa Claus rode into the hospital on a Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks airboat last Wednesday. Both holiday visits wowed patients and brightened their holiday season.

Photographs by UMMC Public Affairs photographers Joe Ellis and Jay Ferchaud.

Ole Miss basketball players listen as child life assistant Alyssa Alkuino gives them a game plan for visiting Batson Children's Hospital patients.

Santa Claus, riding aboard a Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks airboat, waves to Batson Children's Hospital patients Wednesday.

Ole Miss basketball player Terence Davis pulls Batson Children's Hospital patient Drake Foreman of Lake in a wagon as mom Deanna walks alongside.

Santa hands a remote-control truck to Batson Children's Hospital patient Jaiden Divinity of Pearl during the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks visit Wednesday

Batson Children's Hospital patient Drake Foreman of Lake plays ball with dad Dusty while Ole Miss basketball players look on.

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks officers gather for a gift-giving game plan for their visit to Batson Children's Hospital Wednesday.

Visiting Batson Children's Hospital patient Raven Sanders of Canton are, from left, Ole Miss basketball head coach Kermit Davis and players Carlos Curry, Franco Miller Jr. and Bria

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks officers brought Santa, toys and a check for $5,871 to Batson Children's Hospital during their annual holiday visit.

Ole Miss basketball player Terence Davis plays Connect Four with Batson Children's Hospital patient Drake Foreman of Lake.