We have a saying in hockey and that is, "Hockey family is family." Talk to anyone outside of the hockey community about that, and they can't really understand it. But if you're a hockey family, you know what I'm talking about. No matter where you play or who you root for, you have a special kinship with other hockey families that can't be explained.
It's through that kinship and that connection that we're asking for your help.
One of our very own Hoosier hockey players needs the strength and support of our extended Hoosier Hockey Family. Jack Miller, who plays for the Bloomington Blades 12U team, was recently diagnosed with Leukemia. As you you know, costs associated with treatment can quickly spiral out of control, so friends of the family have started a gofundme page to help Jack's cause. You can access that page right here: Jack Miller's Gofundmepage .
We'd like to be there, covering the game, when Jack laces up his skates next season. With your help, we'll get Jack back on his feet in time for the Silver Stick tournament in Fort Wayne.
And Jack, if you're reading, the Hoosier Hockey Community will be with you every step of the way!
We'll post updates below, as soon as we have them.
Jack's surgery went well and there's no cancer in his spine. There's still a long way to go but this is definitely good news. He's starting chemo treatments now and trying to get some rest.
Cancer survivors will tell you the worst thing about the disease is chemo, so you can imagine how difficult for a 12 year old kid. Jack gets his treatments every Tuesday and is fighting through them like a champ, but the pain and nausea take their toll. Another spinal tap is on the schedule today in order to make sure his spine (and brain) stays clear of cancer. Thoughts and prayers.