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NHL Great Mark Messier Cheers Up Bergen Toddler Fighting Cancer

Mark Messier visited Hackensack University Medical Center.
Mark Messier visited Hackensack University Medical Center. Photo Credit: Facebook: Fi the Fierce's Journey to BEAT Leukemia

HACKENSACK, N.J. – While Bergen County police officers were unloading gifts for sick children at Hackensack University Medical Center Monday , NHL great Mark Messier was right upstairs, cheering on a toddler.

The former New York Ranger was visiting Sophia Grace of Maywood, 2, who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in September , and Stage 2 Spinal Cancer in October.

“Just a regular day at the clinic with Mark Messier. How was everyone else’s day? We are just going to call today a GOOD day,” states a post on a Facebook page for the toddler -- “Fi the Fierce's Journey to BEAT Leukemia.”

A YouCaring page for the toddler had garnered more than $6,000 and numerous messages of support by Tuesday evening.

“The general ‘cure’ for pediatric ALL is 90% we have faith that you WILL beat this," the page states.

Messier gave a big wave to the officers before jumping into his Audi SUV and driving away.

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