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Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Utah Jazz player Ricky Rubio visits with Ivy Simmons, who is preparing for her third open heart surgery, at Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. As part of the NBA Cares Season of Giving, Jazz players and coaches, Jazz Dancers and members of the Wheelin’ Jazz spread some holiday cheer as they met with patients and their families.

Utah Jazz player Ricky Rubio visits with Ivy Simmons, who is preparing for her third open heart surgery, at Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City on Monday. As part of the NBA Cares Season of Giving, Jazz players and coaches, Jazz Dancers and members of the Wheelin’ Jazz spread some holiday cheer as they met with patients and their families. The group also visited with patients at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Salt Lake City.

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