May 7, 2018 (Dover, NJ) – Through the power of social media and the kindness and passion
of the New Jersey Devils organization, Lauren Liff, a patient at Saint
Clare’s Health Dover and enthusiastic New Jersey Devils fan, received
something better than ‘get well’ flowers or balloons! Liff
received a surprise visit from one of her favorite hockey players, New
Jersey Devils center Travis Zajac, and the Devils mascot, N.J, Devil!
From the moment Zajac and NJ walked into her room, Liff’s excitement
overwhelmed her. “I have been a New Jersey Devils fan all my life
and to see them walk through the door was the most unbelievable surprise
of my life.”
Surprise video tweet:
On Monday, April 30, 2018, Liff was sitting in her hospital room using
Twitter to rally her fellow hockey fans to retweet a challenge. She tweeted,
“So…how many retweets to get the @NJDevils to come and visit
me?” After almost 600 retweets, the New Jersey Devils organization
jumped to action. The team contacted Saint Clare’s, and working
together, made Liff’s challenge a reality. “I am incredibly
proud to be a New Jersey Devils fan. For them to come to Saint Clare’s
to see me was unbelievable. This visit gave me hope and put a big smile
on my face,” expresses Liff.
Lauren’s Instagram post:
The kindness and the passion of the New Jersey Devils organization, Zajac
and N.J. Devil will not end with this visit. After learning that one of
the items on Lauren’s bucket list is to sing the national anthem
at Prudential Center, the Devils’ national anthem singer Arlette
invited her to come to “The Rock” this offseason to audition
with her. Fans can follow along the story
Anthem invite tweet:
About Saint Clare’s Health
Saint Clare’s Health is an award-winning provider of safe, high quality,
compassionate care, serving the communities of Morris and Sussex counties.
Its network of hospitals and healthcare facilities include Denville Hospital,
Dover Hospital, Behavioral Health centers in Boonton, Denville, and Parsippany,
Sussex Community Urgent Care Center, and an Imaging Center in Parsippany,
among other satellite locations.
About the New Jersey Devils
The New Jersey Devils are part of the 31-team National Hockey League, with
teams throughout the United States and Canada. Established in 1982, they
are currently in their 35th season in the Garden State. During that time, the team has won three Stanley
Cup Championships: 1995, 2000 and 2003. Follow the Devils at
Instagram. The New Jersey Devils organization is a Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment property.