Philadelphia Flyers goalie Carter Hart decided to do something special before the new season began. Hart received his first Reverse Retro Jersey but thought it would be better if someone else claimed it. Five-year-old Carter Gettler received a special gift from his hero. This gift is the beginning of a beautiful friendship between a hockey star and a kid suffering from LCH. Here is Gettler with his eyes lighting up as he unwraps his gift:
Flyers Goalie Carter Hart Helps Brave Kid In a Battle for his Life
The young kid in the tweet is 5-year-old Carter Gettler. He is dying from LCH. LCH or Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis is rare cancer that begins in the LCH cells. The LCH cells fight off infection and sometimes there are mutations in these cells that cause this rare cancer. Carter Gettler is better known as Coco to his family and friends was diagnosed over this past summer.
On Instagram, the family is raising money for Carter Gettler’s fight. It’s 15 dollars for a Coco G bracelet which helps with hospital bills and also to research.
Flyers Goalie Carter Hart is Great On and Off the Ice
Hart was drafted by the Flyers as the 48th pick in the 2018 NHL draft. He has been completely dominant as a goalie in his two seasons so far.
In his first season, he was recalled from the American Hockey League affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. He was brought up to replace goalie Anthony Stolarz which was placed on injured reserve. He never looked back as he ended the 2018-19 season with a 16-13-1 record in 31 games. The following season he had a 24-13-3 record in 43 games played. His save percentage is .917 first year and .914 in the second season.
Flyers Goalie Carter Hart is All About the Kids
Off the ice, he is a true humanitarian. Of course, he gives his number one fan a reverse retro jersey. In November 2019, he gave a fan his hockey stick to help the cause to fight pediatric cancer.
Hart is purely a world-class type of guy. More sports stars are heroes to these brave fighting kids every day. The world needs more heroes like Hart.
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