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Jimmy Butler visits sick children in Park Ridge

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  • Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler visits with Michelle Katz, 15, of Buffalo Grove at Lutheran General Advocate Children's Hospital in Park Ridge on Thursday.

       Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler visits with Michelle Katz, 15, of Buffalo Grove at Lutheran General Advocate Children's Hospital in Park Ridge on Thursday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Mark Welsh/mwelsh@dailyherald.comChicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler and team mascot Benny the Bull visits with Michelle Katz, 15, of Buffalo Grove and her sister Rachel, 16, at Lutheran General Advocate Children's Hospital in Park Ridge on Thursday.

      Mark Welsh/mwelsh@dailyherald.comChicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler and team mascot Benny the Bull visits with Michelle Katz, 15, of Buffalo Grove and her sister Rachel, 16, at Lutheran General Advocate Children's Hospital in Park Ridge on Thursday.

  • Mark Welsh/mwelsh@dailyherald.comChicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler visits with Fredy Montenadro, 14, of Mundelein at Lutheran General Advocate Children's Hospital in Park Ridge on Thursday.

      Mark Welsh/mwelsh@dailyherald.comChicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler visits with Fredy Montenadro, 14, of Mundelein at Lutheran General Advocate Children's Hospital in Park Ridge on Thursday.

  • Mark Welsh/mwelsh@dailyherald.comChicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler and team mascot Benny the Bull visits with Miguel Arizmendi, 10, at Lutheran General Advocate Children's Hospital in Park Ridge on Thursday.

      Mark Welsh/mwelsh@dailyherald.comChicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler and team mascot Benny the Bull visits with Miguel Arizmendi, 10, at Lutheran General Advocate Children's Hospital in Park Ridge on Thursday.

 
Daily Herald report

Chicago Bulls player Jimmy Butler and the team mascot, Benny the Bull, visited Advocate Children's Hospital in Park Ridge Thursday afternoon to bring cheer and distraction to the patients and their families.

The two spent time with patients at their bedsides, and were available for photos and to sign autographs.

Advocate Children's Hospital, which also has a campus in Oak Lawn, is staffed by more than 400 pediatricians and 230 pediatric sub-specialists who offer a wide range of services for children.

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