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Ravens hockey family supports aspiring player with leukemia

Martin van den Hemel   Jan-12-2018

Richmond's Morgan May, 4, is fighting leukemia.

Screen grab from Twitter


The Richmond Ravens ice hockey family will be gathering Tuesday night in a pink-highlighted show of support for four-year-old Morgan May, who has been diagnosed with leukemia.

Richmond Ravens president Shirlyn Baskette told The Richmond Sentinel her hockey organization became aware of Morgan’s condition when the family reached out to them to say Morgan wouldn’t be joining her older sister on the ice because of the diagnosis, and asking the Ravens to raise awareness about the fundraising effort they’d organized for the B.C. Children’s Hospital last fall.

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This would have been Morgan’s first year of ice hockey, Baskette said.

In a note on Twitter, The Richmond Ravens invited its players to come out to the Igloo Rink at the Richmond Ice Centre on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 6 p.m. to pose for a photo with Morgan and her family.

Players will have their hockey sticks wrapped in pink hockey tape and they will play that way during the season until Feb. 20, which is childhood cancer awareness day, Baskette said.

“We wanted to show our support and lift her spirits,” Baskette said.

In the Twitter post, the Ravens wrote: “When one of our family members is sick or needs help, we respond. The Ravens Family is no different—we care about our people.”

Morgan has been receiving regular and intensive car through B.C. Children’d Hospital.

“Morgan is an extremely brave and determined young girl and is facing this challenge with spirit and courage…Fine characteristics of a Raven hockey player.”


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