It was certainly no vacation, no pleasure trip. Next week, the NHL Network is going to show everyone what Patrik Elias saw on his UNICEF journey to Belize two months ago. The Devils' star hopes the documentary produces help for those in such need.
"It's going to show the bad things, the living conditions, the poverty, the everyday life, the need there is to help them," said Elias, an active UNICEF spokesman.
"All the kids in the hospital, 1-year-old, 2-years-old, HIV-positive, and with AIDS, that's part of it," Elias said. "That, and the areas where the poor people live. The poverty is so bad. They're eating garbage."
The hour-long documentary of his September journey to the Central American nation debuts Thursday at 9 p.m. and will re-air Friday at 4 p.m. and Nov. 23 at 9 p.m.