Thursday, March 20, 2014

Bravo San Jose Sharks!

The San Jose Sharks pulled one of the classiest moves by signing Sam Tageson to a one day contract.

Sam Tageson, 18-year-old youth hockey player from Martinez with a life-threatening heart condition is getting a taste of life in the NHL through the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Sharks Foundation. Tageson skated out to ice with the San Jose Sharks during opening ceremony  at SAP Center  in San Jose, Calif. on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. (Josie Lepe/Bay Area News Group)

Sam 17, a life long Sharks fan has a heart condition that is supposed to limit his activity, but Sam apparently hasn't let his condition slow him down and apparently nobody can keep him from doing what he loves.

From the San Jose Mercury:

Tageson has been diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, having been born with two heart chambers, not four. But against the advice of doctors, he has been playing hockey since age 6.
"It's supposed to be debilitating," said Lisa Mills, his mother. "They said he would be the child that would never ride a bicycle, never do any of that. He rides a skateboard. He plays hockey. The doctors all through the years have said give him golf clubs, take the hockey stick away. We tried. It doesn't work."
Eventually the doctors changed their approach.

"Now, they've given up telling him no," Mills said. "They say he'll stop when he knows it's time."
Here's a video of Sam's awesome day with the Sharks:

You are allowed to get a little misty eyed here. Great story.
Bravo Sam and the San Jose Sharks!




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