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Ryan Reynolds sweetens Hayley Wickenheiser's ask for medical supplies

Ryan Reynolds attends the premiere of Netflix's "6 Underground" in New York on December 10, 2019. Vancouver-born actor Ryan Reynolds and several other Canadian stars are taking to social media to encourage Canadians to flatten the COVID-19 curve. Taking a cue from a video posted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Reynolds posted a similar clip asking Canadians to stay at home, practise social distancing and wash their hands during the pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP - Invision, Charles Sykes

TORONTO — Hayley Wickenheiser’s call for medical supplies for front-line health care workers got an assist from actor Ryan Reynolds.

Wickenheiser is in medical school after retiring from a decorated hockey career that includes four Olympic gold medals.

The 42-year-old from Shaunavon, Sask., pled for masks, gloves and chemotherapy gowns on her Twitter account Monday.

“After desperate pleas from my front line friends in Toronto, I have decided to put an ask out,” Wickenheiser wrote in her post. “These items are not for my use at all. I’m not seeking cash.”

Wickenheiser offered to pick up the items herself in Toronto with “proper distancing.”

“I don’t have much to offer in return, maybe a signed jersey, a smile and guaranteed good Karma,” she wrote.

Reynolds picked up the thread declaring “people who help Hayley” gather personal protective equipment “will get something awesome from me.”

The Canadian actor who starred in “Deadpool,” “Green Lantern” and “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” offered personalized videos and movie memorabilia.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on April 6, 2020.

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