(FeaturedNews.com) – The Make-A-Wish Foundation along with the Washington Capitals made sure that 12-year-old Liam Reigel got the chance to take a 48-hour break from a life focused on cancer by enabling him to spend his time with his favorite hockey team.
In December, Reigel was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer. Since he was young he had been a fan of the Caps and on Monday he got to meet them and skate with them. Reigel joined the Caps during their practice and he worked with them on his penalty shots. He also got to meet Lars Eller, his favorite player.
On the day of the meeting, Eller told the team about Reigel’s fight with cancer and about him joining the team and spending time with them on the ice. As he noted that day was about making his “wish come true.”
The very next day, Reigel, who is originally from Eldersburg, Maryland, also read the starting lineup right before the team’s game against the Detroit Red Wings. He also got to join the Caps during warmups on the bench.
As Reigel said the whole experience was a dream come true and to spend two days with his favorite team was more than he could have expected. He added that skating with them and shooting on a goalie was a “great” experience.
Liam Reigel, 12, is at Capitals practice with Make A Wish and gets the team celebration treatment after scoring on Darcy Kuemper pic.twitter.com/5n5KSQZFSQ
— Tom Gulitti (@TomGulittiNHL) February 20, 2023
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