Jets gift of fresh turkeys bring smiles

New York Jets player Marcus Maye poses with patient Zoe Nangle and her mother, Lindy, at Brookdale Hospital’s annual turkey basket donation event on Nov. 21.
Photo by Erin Lefevre

New York Jets football player Marcus Maye handed out fresh turkeys to families at the annual turkey basket donation at Brookdale Hospital on Tuesday, Nov. 21. The athlete met with several patients and even brightened up their spirits, said one mom who was there with her daughter.

“It was really fun to see him. He spoke to her, and asked her how she was feeling — she was excited,” said Lindy Nangle.

She said the visit from the football player put her 17-year–old daughter Zoe in such a great mood, the teen told everyone about the experience.

“She was smiling and she even called all of her friends to tell them,” said Nangle.

Maye poses for photos with Brookdale staff members at the event on Nov. 21.
Photo by Erin Lefevre

Every year the hospital holds the yearly turkey drive for days before Thanksgiving, to help the community.

The Jets safety also got a chance to meet with several other young patients to check in on their well-being, and help them with their homework.

New York Jets player Marcus Maye helps 8-year-old Indirah Santos with her math homework before the annual Brookdale Hospital turkey basket.
Photo by Erin Lefevre

Reach reporter Alexandra Simon at (718) 260–8310 or e-mail her at asimo[email protected]local.com.

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