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Children’s Mercy patients celebrate Chiefs’ Super Bowl with KC Wolf

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Every Kansas City Chiefs fan deserves a chance to cheer.

That’s why leaders at Children’s Mercy Hospital organized a special Super Bowl pre-party on Wednesday, giving young patients and their families a fun afternoon.

Super Bowl LVIII awaits them and the remainder of Chiefs Kingdom on Sunday.

Families from all sections of the hospital came to this special gathering, which featured an appearance by Chiefs mascot KC Wolf.

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Sixteen-year-old Jameson Burns and his loved ones attended. Burns and his family hail from St. Joseph, Missouri. He’s awaiting a heart transplant. Burns said he’s been at the hospital’s intensive care unit for 27 days, and on the local transplant list for close to three months.

“It’s fun to get out and see other people doing things that they can’t do all the time,” Burns said. “Plus KC Wolf is here.”

Hospital leaders said their beds are completely full right now, and patients and their parents appreciate this opportunity to have a bright day.

“Patients get really excited. They walk into the room. They feel the atmosphere. This year, we have KC Wolf here. We’ve not had him in the past. That will add a little extra bit of excitement for our patients,” Trista Tate, who works with Children’s Mercy’s Patient and Family Programs, said.

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The Chiefs have been to four Super Bowls in the past five years, and the hospital has thrown a party for the kids every time.

One can be certain TV screens in patient rooms will be tuned to the big game this Sunday.

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