Patriots player feeds NCH hospital staff

Posted at 6:25 PM, May 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-14 10:26:55-04

NAPLES, FLA — For New England Patriots fans at North Naples Hospital, Wednesday was like a dream come true.

"It's special, I mean there is no other way to put that," said hospital worker Anthony Silva.

Because it meant meeting defensive back J.C. Jackson, who came there just for them.

"I grew up in Boston and I moved down here five years go," said Silva.

In between all of the autographs, pictures and "thank-yous," Jackson handed out food to staff at the hospital.

"Think about the times we're all facing right now and the job that they're doing right now putting their life at risk. So I feel like their hard work shouldn't go unnoticed," said Jackson.

It's something he's already done in back in Boston, but the Immokalee native says he had to make sure he came home to do the same.

"Don't forget where you come from man and if you have the opportunity, just always give back," said Jackson.

But why this particular hospital?

Well Jackson says this is the place where everything started for him.

"Man it feels good to come back and show my appreciation to my community, my county and not only that this is where I was born at, so it's awesome to give back. That's what it's all about," said Jackson.