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Sharks Fan With Serious Heart Condition Signs 1 Day Contract With Team And Skates During Warmups

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(Source) The 17 year old was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. At some point, he’ll likely need a heart transplant. His mother Lisa Mills told the Mercury News that his doctors told him he “would never ride a bicycle, never do any of that.” Instead, he rides skateboards and plays hockey. “They’ve given up telling him no,” she said. But Tageson’s heart condition is, in the end, potentially life threatening. So the Make-A-Wish Foundation worked with the San Jose Sharks Foundation to make his dream come true on Tuesday: Suiting up with the Sharks for a full day as an NHL player. That included signing a one-day contract with the Sharks, practicing with the team and hanging with the players.

 

 

 

I can never get enough of these videos/stories. So awesome. The emotion on Sam Tageson’s face when they announced his signing on the jumbotron, that’s the stuff man. That’s what it’s all about.

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That makes all the trivial shit in your life, all the day to day bullshit seem like absolutely nothing. Awesome video, awesome story. Great job by the Sharks.

 

 

h/t jake