EVENT DATE: Jun 05, 2016
At 9 years old, Gabriella Miller was diagnosed with DIPG, an inoperable brain tumor that was the size of a walnut. Realizing how little awareness and funding there was for childhood cancer and particularly childhood brain cancer, Gabriella quickly became a global advocate for children with cancer and started the Smashing Walnuts Foundation. Gabriella was only 10 years old when she passed away in 2013. Her family now continues her mission of awareness. Smashing Walnuts is Gabriella’s legacy, founded to give kids like her a fighting chance.
Another reason why I do this is because of one of my closest friends in hockey. Amanda Post was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in 2006 when I first met her. She unfourtenately passed away in 2009 due to complications from a bone marrow transplant for the replased Leukemia. Ever since I've met her she's had a smile on her face. I miss playing hockey and seeing her around. She will always be with me no matter where I go.
To learn more visit: http://smashingwalnuts.org/
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