Philadelphia native and heavyweight boxing champion Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins made a stop at the Shriners Hospital for Children Friday.
Hopkins took some time to visit with patients and sign a few autographs at the Shriners on North Broad Street in Philadelphia.
“Today was a day that I won’t forget,” said Hopkins in a statement. “I fight in the ring, but these kids are fighting for their lives. I’m inspired by their strength, will and determination. Seeing the smiles on their faces brought me so much happiness and I thank the amazing doctors and nurses at Shriners for everything they are doing for these kids.”
The Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia specializes in orthopaedic care and spinal cord injuries.