Thursday, February 15, 2007

The Good Ol' Hockey Game

Before I forget what happened, I figured I should tell you about the great game we all got to go see with Raiden.

His Urologist gave him 4 box seat tickets to the Sens vs. Leafs game. The game was on February 3, the day after his tests. Rai's eyes just kept getting bigger and bigger...he was suddenly feeling better and better as Dr. Leonard explained to him how game night would go.

The deal was this: Wade Redden, player for the Sens, bought a box at the arena the first year of his contract. He gives the tickets to CHEO to distribute to the kids, who get to enjoy rock-star treatment at the game. He calls the box 'Wade's World'. What a great thing to do for kids. Sometimes it takes a pretty amazing event to forget about the stress of being sick, surgeries, tests, treatments. This is just the thing. The box Hostess brings the kids rinkside to watch the players warm up. There's snacks and drinks in the box. The kids get special visitors like Sparticat the mascott. They get Wade Redden tee shirts.

Kori and Rai saw Ron MacLean during their rinkside visit. Somehow, they charmed him into a quick pre-game interview and autographs. The game itself was amazing. It went through overtime into shoot-out. There was a huge delegation of Toronto fans rivaling the noise the home-town Sens fan could make. It was a great night.

Ok, as daily life is calling...I will leave this post as is so that you all understand I am still alive and blogging...just busy. I will get back and add a bit of detail (Rai and I decided on our trip home from the hospital to surprise Brian and not tell him about the tickets until we got home) and pictures.

1 comment:

OoM said...

What a great experience!

So...Rai is a *shudder* Leafs fan?? Sitting in a Sens box? LOL! It must have been his influence that got the Leafs the win. ;-) (tell him to stop that, would ya?)