Baby Wings

A few “Baby Wings” and their parents at Henry Ford Hospital had a special visit today from one of the Detroit Red Wings, someone who has been with the NHL for nearly 20 years – Daniel Alfredsson.

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“Baby Wing” Thaddeus, who joined the world at HFH this week, sports his new Red Wing beanie with his mom and Alfredsson.

For those of you who do not follow hockey, Alfredsson is a near lock for a spot in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Before he joined the Wings this year, he was captain of the Ottawa Senators from 1999-2013 with almost all franchise scoring records. He played for the Swedish National team 13 times and won an Olympic gold medal in 2006.

Alfredsson – joined by Sandy Pierce, CEO of FirstMerit Michigan and Chair of the HFHS Board, and FirstMerit Mascot Franklin the Moose – visited a couple of families on the HFH labor and delivery unit to officially launch our new “Baby Wings” program.

Dr. Munkarah, Sandy Pierce, Alfredsson and Franklin the FirstMerit moose with our team on H3.

Dr. Munkarah, Sandy Pierce, Alfredsson and Franklin the FirstMerit moose with our team on H3.

The “Baby Wings” program at HFH is supported by the Detroit Red Wings and FirstMerit. It provides all newborn families at HFH with a very special gift bag for the next generation of the Wings fans.

The bags include a Red Wings beanie cap,  a stuffed FirstMerit Franklin Moose toy, and an official “Baby Wings” certificate.

The program is a big “win” for Henry Ford Hospital, FirstMerit, and the Red Wings (even if it was not on the ice).

See more photos from the Baby Wings launch event on the HFH Facebook Page.

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