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Terminal Mom Spent Last Days Trying To Help Son Meet Sports Hero, After Her Death They Finally Meet

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Every mom wants to see her children’s dreams fulfilled. Unfortunately, not all moms live long enough to see those dreams come to fruition.

Young Anderson is a huge hockey fan. His favorite team is none other than the Montreal Canadiens. And one player in particular rises above the rest.

For those who aren’t familiar with the sport, the name Carey Price may not mean much. But this goalie means the world to Anderson.

Anderson’s mom did everything in her power to find a way for her son to meet the hockey star. Sadly, she had terminal cancer and passed away before getting a chance to see Anderson meet his idol.

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But that didn’t stop some other souls from carrying out a dying mom’s wish. According to Anderson’s aunt, Tammy Whitehead, “some very kind and generous friends we were able to arrange a visit to the morning skate.”

In other words, though his mom was no longer able to see his dream come true, Anderson’s wish was still fulfilled, and that’s all his mom could have hoped for.

During the practice, Carey Price met with Anderson. Their interaction is priceless. “Carey Price was a class act,” Whitehead wrote.

“Not only giving Anderson two signed sticks, a signed puck, signing his jersey and mini stick but he also gave him the biggest hug,” she went on.

“Words cannot describe how much this meant to Anderson and we are forever grateful to this wonderful man.”

This is both a heartbreaking and heartwarming story. This boy has lost so much, but even so, his favorite athlete was able to act as a light in the darkness.

The NHL even tweeted about the encounter, saying, “This is everything — this young fan, Anderson, met his idol… after his mother passed away due to cancer… This right here is hockey.”

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I’ve never had much of an interest in hockey before, but I might consider converting now. This player is a gem!

We are so glad Anderson’s wish finally came true. Our thoughts are with him and his family during this difficult time.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
Location
Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Entertainment, Faith




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