Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon made a lasting impact at Bellin Hospital Thursday morning, as he took time out of his schedule to visit with pediatric patients and their families. Dillon, who is preparing for the upcoming Packers Training Camp, delivered signed copies of his inspiring new children’s book, “Quadzilla Finds His Footing.”
Dillon’s visit to Bellin Hospital undoubtedly brought a wave of excitement and joy to the young patients, providing them a welcome distraction and a chance to meet with a member of the beloved Green and Gold. Dillon, who is an avid supporter of community, demonstrated his genuine kindness and compassion during the visit, captivating the hearts of both kids and staff.
When asked about the motivation behind visiting the pediatric unit, Dillon expressed his enthusiasm for bringing smiles to the faces of children going through challenging times. “Being able to make a difference in the lives of these kids, even in a small way, means the world to me. Seeing their excitement and knowing that I can provide some comfort through my book is truly special,” said Dillon.
Jodi Hattendorf, Bellin Health Pediatrics Team Leader, commended Dillon for his generosity and impact on the children, highlighting the importance of such visits for the young patients’ overall well-being. “AJ’s visit has brought tremendous joy and created lasting memories for our patients. These experiences can be transformative, providing hope and inspiration during their healing process,” Hattendorf said.
Dillon’s book tells an inspiring tale of perseverance and overcoming challenges. The book follows the endearing journey of Quadzilla, a young and determined monster who discovers his unique abilities and learns the importance of never giving up, no matter the obstacles. A limited number of signed copies will be available for purchase in the Bellin Hospital Lobby gift shop beginning July 14 at 8 a.m., with all proceeds benefitting Bellin’s Pediatric Unit.
Green Bay Packers training camp attendees can enter to win a signed copy of Dillon’s new book by stopping by Bellin Health Village on July 29 between 8:30 a.m. and noon.