Hospital staff get 'lessons' in COVID-19 thanks
Dateline: 23-27 May 2020 - Paris
Date: 05/29/2020 05:35 PM
Paris - 27 May, 2020
1-2. Champion boxer Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam training medical staff member at Villeneuve-Saint-Georges Hospital.
3. Champion boxer Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam training medical staff member at Villeneuve-Saint-Georges Hospital.
Text Overlay: Former middleweight world champion Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam is giving medical staff free boxing lessons.
4-9. Champion boxer Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam speaking, various of training session.
Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam, Champion Boxer
"If I'd sent a box of chocolates or champagne, it wouldn't last."
"They would only enjoy it for an hour or a day."
"I wanted to give them something they could remember."
"And it turns out I had the perfect gift: I had boxing."
"And it's what they needed: to let off steam and release emotions."
10-11 Exterior shots of Villeneuve-Saint-Georges Hospital.
Paris - 23 April 2020
12. Screenshot of Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam's father in law Jean-Claude Valero at the hospital where he was treated for Covid-19.
Text Overlay: Staff at the Villeneuve-Saint-Georges Hospital treated the boxer's father-in-law for COVID-19.
Paris, 27 May, 2020
13. Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam's father in law Jean-Claude Valero watching a boxing lesson.
After his recovery, he sat in on a recent practice session with
14. Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam practicing for the camera.
To thank the medical staff who helped his father-in-law fight Covid-19, French boxer Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam wanted to do more than send a card or a bottle of champagne.
Instead, he started offering daily boxing lessons at the Villeneuve-Saint-Georges hospital.
"If I sent a box of chocolate or a bottle of champagne, these won't last" explained the N'Dam N'Jikam. "I wanted to give them something they could remember.
And it turns out I had the perfect gift: I had boxing and it was in line with what they needed these days: to be able to let off steam, release your emotions."
The 30-minute sessions have become popular at the hospital, with many attendees becoming regulars.