Harlem Globetrotter surprises child patient

Posted at 6:28 PM, Dec 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-15 19:30:08-05

A patient at HSHS St. Vincent Children's Hospital got a surprise visit Thursday.

Harlem Globetrotter Anthony "Buckets" Blakes performed a few tricks for a patient named Tristan, suffering from a broken arm.

Blakes says, "I think it's awesome to have such a positive effect on children and an opportunity to be a positive role model, even make them laugh or smile. Some of these kids you visit in children's hospital haven't smiled in a long time. If you can squeeze one little smirk out of them, you know, I feel like I've done my job."

The Harlem Globetrotters are scheduled to perform at the Resch Center Friday, December 30.

For more information on how to see the Globetrotters perform, visit this website.