Grizzlies lift spirits of heart surgery patient - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Grizzlies lift spirits of heart surgery patient

(Source: Grizzlies.com) (Source: Grizzlies.com)
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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

The Memphis Grizzlies are known for their all heart and grit-grind mentality on and off the court.

When the team found out about a high school basketball player in Jackson, Tennessee undergoing heart surgery, they knew they needed to step up.

Several players, including rookie Jerell Martin, went to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital to visit his room and lift his spirits.

Then, Jeff Green, who underwent the same surgery in 2011, took time out of his own vacation to talk with Cody.

Using Apple's FaceTime, Green and Cody spoke about the surgery and about keeping positive through recovery.

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