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McCarthys serve as "Sick Kids Can't Wait" campaign co-chairs

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy and his wife Jessica were welcomed as "Sick Kids Can't Wait" campaign co-chairs Sunday at the American Family Children's Hospital.

The "Sick Kids Can't Wait" campaign is a four-year, $32 million building project to meet the growing needs of patients and families at the American Family Children's Hospital. The project will add a total of 26 new beds in pediatric intensive care, another operating room and imaging capabilities within the hospital.

"This is a big day for us and our family, we're here to see the children and their families," McCarthy said during a press conference. "We just can't say enough about this facility, the growth and development of this facility," the Packers coach continued.

The McCarthys received a private hospital tour and visited with hospital patients.

"It's heart warming, it actually is such a positive environment. The children are so excited to see this guy more than anything," Jessica McCarthy said while motioning toward her husband.

Hospital administrators say since opening five years ago, the hospital is at nearly 100 percent capacity. American Family Children's hospital is also seeing sicker patients because kids statewide are being referred there.

"The need is now," said hospital vice president Jeff Poltawsky about the "Sick Kids Can't Wait" campaign.

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