Teen With Cancer Gets To Be NHL Player For A Week

A teenager from Brooklyn who has testicular cancer just had his “biggest wish” granted when he became an honorary New York Ranger. Moshe Illouz signed a five day contract with the NHL team and even gets to practice with his hero, player Henrik Lundqvist.

The 18-year-old was diagnosed with cancer last year and spent most of his senior year of high school getting chemo and having surgery while battling the disease. And now he’s in remission! “I never gave up and I never will,” Moshe says.

Thanks to Madison Square Garden’s Garden of Dreams Foundation and the Make A Wish Organization, the teen got the chance to train with the team, go to their annual charity Casino Night and sit on the bench next to star players before a game. “It was literally my dream come true,” says Moshe. “After such a long fight, it was incredible that something I’ve dreamed about since a little kid came true.”

Source: People

Photo:  Getty Images

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