Alizé Cornet, Pauline Parmentier and Natalia Vikhlyantseva teamed up with “A Jersey For Life” to surprise the young patients of a Moscow area children’s hospital.
Stephanie Livaudais
July 25, 2018

MOSCOW, Russia - The Moscow River Cup and “A Jersey For Life” teamed up to surprise the young patients of a Moscow area children’s hospital.

Alizé Cornet, Pauline Parmentier and Natalia Vikhlyantseva spent time hanging out with the children - who are battling kidney illnesses - and talked to the children, telling them about themselves and about life as a professional tennis player.

The players also held a fun meet and greet and autograph session, and took photos - lots and lots of photos - with patients, parents and staff alike.

The visit was arranged by the Russian arm of “1 Maillot pour la Vie” (1 Jersey for Life). The charity’s mission is to “provide moral support, dreams and hope to children who are currently hospitalized, and allow them to live recreational moments away from treatment”.

By coordinating hospital visits with a number of top athletes around the world, 1 Maillot pour la Vie helps inspire sick children and bring them one step closer to realizing their sports dreams.

Check out some more great photos from Cornet, Parmentier and Vikhlyantseva’s visit!


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