When seven-year-old Alyx Delaloye left chemotherapy for a Winnipeg Jets hockey game earlier this month, she couldn’t have known that an entire city was about to rally around her, including one particularly generous boy named Keaton.
Earlier this year, Alyx was given a standing ovation when her family was shown on the Jumbotron screen during a game. She and her mother had been holding up a sign that read, “Chemo by day, Jets by night,” and once players on both the Jets and Dallas Stars saw them up on screen, they began banging their sticks on the ice. The crowd, too, gave a standing ovation.
When one of the players handed Keaton an autographed hockey stick, Alyx promptly ran down the aisle to take a look. Moments later, after she returned to her seat, Keaton went in search of Alyx and handed her his prize.
Alyx, who was clearly shocked, thanked Keaton with a big hug.
Keaton’s dad, Ken Hamin said his son’s actions made him feel good and “super proud.” Not to be outdone, Mr. Hamin gave the whole Delaloyes family tickets to another Jets game that would follow Alyx’s next round of chemo, and the two families attended together.
The Winnipeg club had a surprise waiting for young Keaton. Before the game, he was handed a brand new, autographed hockey stick from the Jets — a way of saying thanks for his generosity.
(WATCH the full story below, from CBC’s The National) – Photos via JetsTV
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