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UM Masonic Children's Hospital gets visit from Minnesota Twins

April 29, 2019 05:37 PM

The Minnesota Twins took part in National Donate Life Month at the UM Masonic Children's Hospital on Monday.

Reliever Trevor Hildenberger, coach Tommy Watkins and mascot TC Bear took pictures, played games and visited with kids promoting how important it is to participate in organ donation.

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"This is a great time for us to come out and simply try and put a smile on these kids faces. Inevitably, I'm the one who walks away with a big smile, so it's a win win for them as is it for me," said Hildenberger.

***To see video from the Twins visit to Children's Hospital, CLICK ON THE VIDEO BOX ON THIS PAGE***

National Donate Life Month was established in 2003. Over 113,000 people are on a waiting list for a transplant. For anyone who wants more information about organ donation, the website is www.donatelifemn.org.

One of the transplant recipients in attendance Monday was 10-year-old Keegan who got a liver transplant eight years ago.

"I was 2-years-old when I had my operation and was very happy there was a donor who was a match for me. I encourage others to be an organ donor because they can save someone else's life," said Keegan.

The Twins will hold Donate Life Day at Target Field on August 9th.

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