Happy Birthday Teddy! sign

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Happy Birthday, Teddy!

Patients and families at Children’s Minnesota joined together to wish Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater a happy birthday. A special thanks to our patient Obadiah for the inspiration and lyrics!

You may remember Obadiah (or “Skolbadiah,” as he is known to some) from his creative and entertaining music video “Hey Teddy” that he came up with in an attempt to invite Teddy to his 6th birthday party last year. Although Teddy wasn’t able to make it to the party, he did surprise Obadiah with a private visit earlier that week, where they played football, enjoyed birthday cake and spent some quality time together. Teddy even made a cameo in Obadiah’s second video “Hey Teddy 2 (Thank U).”

This year, it was Obadiah’s turn to surprise Teddy for his birthday, and he wanted some more Vikings fans in on the action. Patients and families decked out in purple and gold gathered in the Child Life Zone at Children’s Minnesota’s St. Paul campus, where Obadiah taught everyone the words to his special happy birthday rendition of “Hey Teddy” to share with him on his birthday. Everyone had a blast wishing Teddy happy birthday on camera and celebrating with Viking hats, signs, footballs, cupcakes and more.

*Lyrics: Obadiah Gamble; Video production: Rod Rassman, Rassman Media Group


Kristin Tesmer