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Actor Ryan Reynolds sweetens Hayley Wickenheiser's ask for medical supplies

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

Vancouver-born star even offers to 'raise your children'

Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds joined Hayley Wickenheiser's plea for medical equipment for front-line workers in the battle against the coronavirus. (Associated Press)

Hayley Wickenheiser's call for medical supplies for front-line health care workers got an assist from Canadian 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."

LISTEN | Hayley Wickenheiser speaks to CBC's Metro Morning:

Hayley Wickenheiser, Olympic hockey champion and third-year medical student, says "I'm on a bigger team now" as she co-ordinates collecting donations of personal protective gear for health workers. 6:06

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 Vancouver-born actor who starred in "Deadpool," "Green Lantern" and "The Hitman's Bodyguard" offered personalized videos and movie memorabilia.

He even takes it one step further: "I'll even raise your children as if they were my own - which trust me, you do NOT want."

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